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Trump ordered the federal government not to count undocumented immigrants in the census.

Trump directed the federal government not to count undocumented immigrants in the census when allocating districts in the House of Representatives. This directive would exclude millions of people and is in conflict with the normal interpretation of the census in the Constitution. The effect of this move would very likely shift several seats from Democratic states to Republican states. However, since the citizenship question was never included on the census, it is unclear how this move would be carried out.

Most Latinos in America worry that the census will be used against them.

A survey found that 8 out of 10 Latinos also recognized the benefits of increased participation in the census. Despite this, a new poll found that about ¾ of Latinos are concerned that information gathered in the census will be used against them. Some of the concern comes from the confusion about the citizenship question: many do not know that the question will not be on the census, and none of the census advertising clarifies this.

CNN: Supreme Court Blocks 2020 Census Citizenship Question in Setback for Trump Administration

CNN reports that the Supreme Court has blocked a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census for the time being. Writing for a 5-4 majority, Chief Justice John Roberts concluded that there was sufficient reason for concern about why the Commerce Department wanted to add the question. President Trump tweeted that he has asked lawyers whether it’s possible to delay the census.

Supreme Court Conservatives Appear to Lean Toward Allowing Citizenship Question on Census

CNN reports that Supreme Court justices were deeply divided yesterday over whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Five former directors of the Census Bureau, who have served under both Democratic and Republican administrations, filed an amicus brief in the case, stating that, “The longstanding view of the Census Bureau—reaffirmed by several recent Census Bureau analyses—is that addition of the [citizenship] question will reduce the accuracy of the population.”

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