New York Files Lawsuit Over Census Citizenship Question

Almost two dozen US states and cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking to block the Trump administration's plan to ask respondents during the 2020 census if they are USA citizens, the latest salvo in an escalating battle.

That lawsuit adds to a suit by California's attorney general last week, both looking to block the question about whether the respondent is a USA citizen being added to the questionnaire.

If this question is left in the 2020 census, areas with large immigrant populations are more likely to be undercounted and lose key federal funding. The Trump administration says the question is critical for enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. Former U.S. Census Bureau directors of both parties have historically supported the exclusion of questions relating to citizenship and legal status on this basis. Swanson notes that Minnesota allocates state aid to local governments based on census results. It would be the first time in 70 years that the government used the census form sent to every household to ask people to specify whether they are US citizens.

A more hard question, however, is whether a judiciary controlled by Republicans will treat the Trump administration's Census question as an effort to thwart an "actual Enumeration" of all persons within the United States, or whether they will look the other way at a policy that will shift power away from communities of color and towards whiter, more Republican ones.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed that the citizenship question would help federal prosecutors enforce the Voting Right Act, but Schneiderman noted that the anti-immigration hawk has not prosecuted one case under that statute. "Yet this question about citizenship discourages accuracy and inclusion and it runs counter to the intent behind the law, as inscribed in our Constitution". Tuesday's lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, argued that the Trump administration's decision is "inconsistent" with the bureau's own constitutional obligation.

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Last week, Commerce @SecretaryRoss caved to political pressure and added a citizenship question to the #2020Census.

Jones said it's hard to game out all the implications of including a citizenship question.

All 36 of Oregon's counties are participating in the address validation process, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, as are over 200 OR cities. Six cities - Chicago, Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, Providence, Rhode Island and Washington, D.C. - are also signing on.

In 2005 the Census Bureau started the American Community Survey, an annual survey sent to about 3.5 million households each year.

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