Are You a Citizen? The Trump Census Controversy, Explained

When in March 2018, Wilbur Ross, the U.S. commerce secretary at the time, announced that he was adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, it triggered legal challenges by cities, counties, states and immigrant-rights groups. One of the lawsuits, brought by the New York Attorney General’s office, prompted a federal judge to block the addition of the question. President Donald Trump’s administration took the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which in June 2020 ruled that the Commerce D

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