President Trump’s Commerce Department said Monday evening that the 2020 Census will include a question on citizenship, despite the strong objections of Democrats.
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced his decision to reinstate the citizenship question in a post on the Commerce website. The citizenship question has not appeared on the census since 1950, but Ross argued that collecting citizenship data has been “a long-standing historical practice.”
“For the approximately 90 percent of the population who are citizens, this question is no additional imposition,” Ross wrote in his memo. “And for the approximately 70 percent of non-citizens who already answer this question accurately on the [American Community Survey], the question is no additional imposition.”
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