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Republicans want census data on citizenship for redistricting

08 Apr 2019

NEW YORK John Murante, a conservative Nebraska senator, last year introduced a bill to prevent non-citizens from being counted when the state redraws its voting maps.

Exclusive - Fearful of fake news blitz, U.S. Census enlists help of tech giants

28 Mar 2019

NEW YORK The U.S. Census Bureau has asked tech giants Google, Facebook and Twitter to help it fend off “fake news" campaigns it fears could disrupt the upcoming 2020 count, according to Census officials and multiple sources briefed on the matter. | Video

Citizenship question on U.S. Census would cause Hispanic undercount by millions: study

23 Mar 2019

NEW YORK The Trump administration's proposal to ask a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. census could lead to an undercount of some 4.2 million among Hispanics, costing their communities federal aid and political representation, according to a new study by Harvard researchers.

Judge rejects citizenship question for 2020 U.S. census

16 Jan 2019

NEW YORK A federal judge on Tuesday invalidated the Trump administration's addition of a U.S. citizenship question to the 2020 census, the first ruling in a handful of lawsuits that claim the query will hurt immigrants. | Video

Democrats take aim at census citizenship question in spending fight

30 Nov 2018

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Democrats hope to use urgent government funding talks under way in the U.S. Congress to reach a deal with Republicans that would remove the Trump administration's controversial question on citizenship from the 2020 census.

Quick ruling expected as U.S. census trial wraps up

28 Nov 2018

NEW YORK Lawyers for the U.S. government on Tuesday wrapped up their defence of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, saying he has broad latitude to run the decennial survey.

Citizenship query will not cause U.S. census undercount: official

15 Nov 2018

NEW YORK The U.S. Census Bureau's top scientist on Wednesday insisted the bureau can get a full count of American residents during the 2020 census, despite the Trump administration's addition of a question on citizenship.

Victorious U.S. House Democrats could stymie census citizenship query

08 Nov 2018

NEW YORK With their party set to control the U.S. House of Representatives after Tuesday's congressional elections, Democrats are already looking to halt the Trump administration's efforts to collect citizenship data during the 2020 U.S. Census.

Citizenship query a threat to U.S. census, witness says as trial kicks off

06 Nov 2018

NEW YORK Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census questionnaire will yield a "systemic undercount" of immigrants by frightening some away from responding, warned a witness on the first day of a trial that could shape the U.S. political landscape for a decade.

Citizenship question could hamper U.S. Census response: official

02 Nov 2018

NEW YORK The Trump administration's decision to ask about citizenship on the 2020 Census questionnaire could undermine the quality of the data by discouraging non-citizens from responding, the U.S. Census Bureau's chief scientist said.

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