Tag: Population

The Census Citizenship Question Is ‘a Great Way to Undercount Latinos’

CERES, Calif. — Last weekend, 3,000 miles west of the marble edifices of the nation’s capital, Cindy Quezada, the field research leader for the San Joaquin Valley Census Research Project, was wending her way past false-eyelash vendors, mountains of chiles and peanuts, bright jumbles of farm-worker bandannas and triumphal displays of booty-lifting jeans. She and […]

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Fight Over Census Documents Centers on Motive for a Citizenship Question

The fight between Congress and President Trump over census documents revolves around one crucial issue: discerning the true motive of the Trump administration when it made a historic decision to ask all residents in the country if they were an American citizen. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, has long claimed that […]

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Looks Like the Trump Administration Lied About the Census

A trove of documents brought to the attention of the Supreme Court on Thursday makes it hard to see the Trump administration’s efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census as anything but a partisan power grab. The court will decide before the end of June whether Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary, was […]

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