Should The Census Be Allowed To Ask About Citizenship? : FedSmith.com
Should the Census be Allowed to Ask About Citizenship? : FedSmith.com
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A debate has arisen over whether or not the 2020 Census form should reinstate a question regarding citizenship.
In a letter to Dr. Ron Jarmin, who is performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, the Justice Department formally requested that the agency reinstate a question about citizenship.
“This data is critical to the Department’s enforcement of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and its important protections against racial discrimination in voting. …