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Census Bureau Chief Quits Amid Heavy Criticism

Dems accuse Dillingham of politicizing the census

(Newser) - Facing criticism over efforts to produce citizenship data to comply with an order from President Trump, US Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham said Monday that he plans to resign with the change in presidential administrations. Dillingham, whose term doesn't expire until the end of 2021, said in a statement...

Census Takers Make a Big Accusation

'I felt terrible, terrible. I knew I was lying.'

(Newser) - Two census takers told the AP that their supervisors pressured them to enter false information into a computer system about homes they had not visited so they could close cases during the waning days of the once-a-decade national headcount. Maria Arce said her supervisor in Massachusetts offered step-by-step instructions in...

Supreme Court Halts Census

Top court grants administration's emergency request

(Newser) - The Supreme Court has granted the White House's emergency request for the Census Bureau to stop counting Americans. The Trump administration filed the request with the top court after a federal appeals court refused to suspend an order from a lower court preventing the 2020 census from finishing a...

White House Takes Census Fight to Supreme Court

Trump administration asks high court to let it stop the 2020 count

(Newser) - The ongoing census battle has reached the highest court in the land. After a federal judge ordered the 2020 census to continue through the end of October and a US appeals court on Wednesday refused to reverse that ruling, the Trump administration that same day filed an emergency request with...

Judge Stops Census From Finishing Early

Federal judge says count must go on

(Newser) - A federal judge has stopped the 2020 census from finishing at the end of September and ordered the once-a-decade head count of every US resident to continue for another month through the end of October, saying a shortened schedule likely would produce inaccurate results. US District Judge Lucy Koh in...

Judges Don't Buy Attempt by Trump to Not Count Everyone

President's plan would exclude undocumented immigrants when dividing House seats

(Newser) - President Trump's order to not count undocumented immigrants when deciding how to allocate US House seats was blocked Thursday. Lawsuits had been filed challenging Trump's order, but a three-judge panel in New York said the plan is so clearly illegal that there's no need for a trial,...

Census Cuts Itself Short, Many Fear 'Massive Undercount'

Census Bureau reportedly ending door-knocking efforts earlier than expected amid WH pressure

(Newser) - About 40% of US homes haven't responded to census questionnaires for this year's mandated count, so the Census Bureau has started sending out door knockers. But those efforts may be cut short, amid an apparent push by the bureau to wrap things up much earlier than expected—a...

Trump Makes Another Big Census Move

Orders undocumented immigrants to be excluded when determining congressional representation

(Newser) - President Trump, apparently undaunted by the failure of last year's effort to add a citizenship question to the census, is taking another shot at narrowing its definition of "persons." In a memo issued Tuesday, Trump called for undocumented immigrants to be excluded from the count when determining...

Displacement During Pandemic Is Complicating the Count

Plans after the outbreak affect answer on census form

(Newser) - It's not meant to be a trick question, but many filling out their 2020 US census form struggle to answer: How many people were staying at your home on April 1? The pandemic has fostered sudden dislocation, making a typically easy question confusing, the AP reports. Some people living...

Census Day Is Here

Bureau says it is 'laser-focused' on completing count

(Newser) - Census Day—the date used to reference where a person lives for the once-a-decade count—arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. The virus' spread has forced the US Census Bureau...

Census Wants to Know: Who Is 'Person 1' in House?

The AP points out possibility for odd conversations

(Newser) - The 2020 census will not have a controversial citizenship question . But as the AP points out, it will have one with the potential to cause awkward—or maybe funny—conversations. Who is "Person 1" in the household? The form itself tries to go about it in the least controversial...

Challenging Census Begins Tuesday On the Bering Sea

Terrain and language barriers complicate the count in Alaskan village

(Newser) - There are no restaurants in Toksook Bay, Alaska. No motels or factories. Or roads, even. But the first Americans to be counted in the 2020 census live in this tiny community of 661, at last count, on the edge of the American expanse. Their homes are huddled in a windswept...

House Panel Sues Barr and Ross

Over census documents

(Newser) - The House Oversight Committee sued two top Trump administration officials Tuesday for refusing to produce documents related to a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the AP reports. The panel’s chairwoman, Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, said Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross...

Expecting a 'Full' Census in Your State? Uh, About That

The once-in-a-decade count begins in January

(Newser) - With billions in federal aid and seats in Congress at stake, some states are dragging their feet in carrying out one of the Census Bureau's chief recommendations for making sure everyone is counted during the 2020 census, the AP reports. Five states—Florida, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas—...

Court Looks Ready to Give Trump Wish on Immigrants

But we won't know fate of DACA for sure until the spring

(Newser) - It's a big day for Dreamers—the nickname given to young US immigrants brought here illegally by their parents. The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments on whether the Trump administration can end an Obama-era program that protects the immigrants from deportation and allows them to work legally. No...

Judge Formally Bans Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

Dispute is over, for now

(Newser) - A judge formally banned the citizenship question from the 2020 census Tuesday, days after President Trump announced his administration would no longer seek to add it. Judge Jesse Furman signed an order Tuesday after New York State Attorney General Letitia James and the American Civil Liberties Union told him in...

In One Way, Census Chaos Worked Out for Trump

No citizenship question, but immigrants may not want to fill out the form anyway now

(Newser) - President Trump surprised backers and critics alike on Thursday when he announced that he would not push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census after all. Here's a quick look at how the move is being received:
  • Stunned: Axios reports that leaders in the conservative legal community (the
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Trump Hints at Big Move on Census Question

Reports predict president will announce executive action Thursday afternoon

(Newser) - If a slew of reports are correct, President Trump is about to make an aggressive move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. But for now, the only thing known for certain is that Trump plans to talk about the issue at an afternoon news conference—and there'...

Barr: We Found a Way to Ask Census Question

'The president is right on the legal grounds'

(Newser) - Attorney General William Barr says the administration has found "a pathway" for adding a controversial question on citizenship to the 2020 census despite a Supreme Court ruling against it. Barr said Monday that people will "see what approach we're taking" in the next day or two, the...

Justice Department Makes a Change on Census Team

Legal team fighting for citizenship question will get some changes

(Newser) - The Justice Department is shaking up the legal team fighting for the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census but offered no specifics on why the change was being made, the AP reports. The change announced Sunday comes days after the department vowed to continue to try to...

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