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Judge rejects citizenship question for 2020 U.S. census

Jan 15 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

Nov 29 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

Nov 27 2018

NEW YORK Lawyers for the U.S. government on Tuesday wrapped up their defense 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

Nov 14 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

Nov 07 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

Nov 05 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

Nov 02 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.

Worried about undercount, states and cities spend to promote 2020 census

Oct 01 2018

NEW YORKBy law, the United States government is responsible for conducting a census every 10 years to count all of the country's residents. But in the lead-up to the 2020 census, state and local leaders have made it clear they will not rely on the federal government to ensure an accurate count.

Exclusive: Puerto Rico open for tourists despite 'mixed-bag' recovery - governor

Sep 28 2018

NEW YORK Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello flew to New York this week on a mission: persuade potential tourists that the hurricane-ravaged island was ready for their return.

U.S. census citizenship question panned by scientists, civil rights groups

Aug 10 2018

As the U.S. government closed a public comment period on Wednesday on its plans for the 2020 census, scientists, philanthropists and civil rights groups used the occasion to again criticize plans to include a question about U.S. citizenship.

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