2020 Census Will Ask About Citizenship Status : FedSmith.com


2020 Census Will Ask About Citizenship Status : FedSmith.com

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The Commerce Department announced yesterday that it will be reinstating a question about one’s citizenship status on the 2020 Census.

The decision was made by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to help enforce the Voting Rights Act. Congress delegated to the Secretary of Commerce the authority to determine questions to be asked on the decennial census.
On December 12, 2017, the Justice Department requested that the Census Bureau reinstate a citizenship question on the decennial census to provide census block level …

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