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Supreme Court blocks citizenship question in 2020 census for now

June 27, 2019

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The Supreme Court has blocked a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census for the time being.

 

The Trump administration claimed the citizenship question on the census questionnaire is necessary to better comply with federal voting rights law. The Supreme Court found today that the Trump administration did not give an adequate reason for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, blocking the question for at least the time being.

 

Marleine Bastien, Executive Director of Family Action Network Movement (FANM) said, "It is a great piece of news. We were gravely concerned about this and the impact on the total count. Immigrants are scared as result of constant attacks branding them as criminals and rapists. This question would have seriously hindered the level of participation in the census."

 

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