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Judge halts plan to end Census early, as Arizona, tribal responses lag

A federal judge has temporarily blocked a Census Bureau plan to end its counting a month earlier than planned, ruling in a suit joined last week by the Navajo Nation and Gila River Indian Community.... Read more»

Census studied citizenship question even after losing in Supreme Court

Even as it was losing the fight to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the bureau was running tests last summer that it now claims show the question would not have affected response rates.... Read more»

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Can the census ask if you’re a citizen? Here’s what’s at stake in the Supreme Court battle over the 2020 census

For the first time in decades, the 2020 census might include a question asking whether or not each counted person is a citizen.... Read more»

Supreme Court to decide if 2020 Census can ask about citizenship

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to fast-track a case challenging whether the Census Bureau can ask people their citizenship status, a move that advocates and local government officials fear will suppress immigrant participation.... Read more»

Mesa mayor, others blast plan to ask citizenship status on 2020 Census

Mayors worry that asking about citizenship on the upcoming census will have a chilling affect on responses but anti-immigrant groups disagree. ... Read more»

Commerce sec. overruled Census officials to add citizenship question

Wilbur Ross wrote a memo arguing that the benefits of the controversial question would outweigh any harm... Read more»

Census rushes to respond to request to add citizenship question

The Census Bureau is exploring options about adding a citizenship question to the next census, amid a firestorm of protest about the controversial proposal.... Read more»