Minnesota is joining 17 other states to challenge the U.S. Department of Commerce’s decision to ask about residents’ citizenship on the 2020 census. Attorney General Keith Ellison marked one year to the day before the survey is expected to begin being conducted to file a legal brief supporting states, local governments and the U.S. Conference of Mayors challenging the inclusion of a citizenship question. “I believe everybody counts, everybody matters. This means that one year from today, literally everybody must be counted,” Ellison said in a statement. “Fair representation and fair allocation of resources ride on a fair and accurate count.” Some government officials fear asking about citizenship will deter some residents from participating and result in an under count. Others say learning citizenship status is essential for an accurate understanding of who is living in the U.S. A year ago, a group of states filed a lawsuit to stop the commerce … [Read more...] about Minnesota joins fight to exclude citizenship question from Census
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Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE March 14, 2019, 3:55 PM GMT By Dartunorro Clark Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faced tough questioning Thursday from Democrats on the House Oversight Committee about whether he lied to Congress about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The committee's chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., asked whether Ross had been "truthful" in testifying to Congress three times last year about whether "he added the citizenship question only because of the Department of Justice requested it." “The key question we will ask Secretary Ross today is, what was he hiding from the Congress?" Cummings said. “What’s the real reason that the Trump Administration wanted to add this unconstitutional citizenship question?" Ross said in his opening statement that before he decided to add the question, he learned that the … [Read more...] about Wilbur Ross grilled over role in adding citizenship question to 2020 census
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE March 14, 2019, 3:55 PM GMT By Dartunorro Clark Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross faced a grilling from House Oversight Committee Democrats on Thursday about whether he lied to Congress about his controversial decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. “We have very serious questions about whether Secretary Ross was truthful when he appeared before Congress last year and testified on three occasions that he added the citizenship question only because of the department of justice requested it,” the committee's chairman, Elijah Cummings, said in his opening remarks. “The key question we will ask Secretary Ross today is, what was he hiding from the Congress?" the Maryland Democrat continued. "What’s the real reason that Trump wanted to add this unconstitutional question?” Ross tried to clarify his … [Read more...] about Wilbur Ross questioned about adding citizenship question to 2020 census
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Supreme Court to Hear Case on Census Citizenship Question Supported by BREAKING ByAdam Liptak Feb. 15, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether the Trump administration may add a question about citizenship to the next census questionnaire. Critics say that adding the question would undermine the accuracy of the census, because both legal and unauthorized immigrants might refuse to fill out the form. By one government estimate, about 6.5 million people might decide not to participate. That could reduce Democratic representation when congressional districts are drawn in 2021 and affect the distribution of hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending. The Supreme Court stepped in before any appeals court had ruled on the matter, and it put the case on an … [Read more...] about Supreme Court to Hear Case on Census Citizenship Question
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