PA Attorney General joins lawsuit to prevent citizenship question on US Census

18 States Sue Trump Administration Over Census Citizenship Question

Some predict approximately 24 million people may skip the census altogether.

North Carolina is one of seventeen states including the District of Columbia and six cities to sue the USA government Tuesday, saying the addition of a citizenship question to the census form is unconstitutional.

New York Attorney General Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced the new lawsuit.

CT is joining the mutli-state legal effort to block the Trump administration from including a question about citizenship status to the 2020 U.S. Census. It noted that the question was the same asked on the yearly American Community Survey and that between 1820 and 1950, nearly every decennial census asked a form of the question.

The citizenship question has become the latest explosive dividing line in immigration and race under President Trump, with the full array of anti-Trump organizations lining up to oppose the 2020 census decision. Democrats and activists claim that the question will spook immigrants - mainly those in the country illegally or of so-called "mixed-status" families - from participating.

"Courts have found that this administration has an anti-immigrant animus", Schneiderman said at today's rally, alluding to these cases.

Schneiderman noted in the press conference that the citizenship question could lead to an inaccurate count, and in turn change the number of congressional representatives representing certain areas and reduce federal funding to certain regions.


California's attorney general filed a separate lawsuit last week that seeks to block the citizenship question from being added to the census questionnaire. "I am filing this lawsuit to ensure that immigrants in IL are represented fairly and accurately".

"We're going to need to fight this battle in the streets, in the halls of Congress and in the courts", he said.

Introduced by her nickname La Luchadora (The Fighter), Rep. Nydia Velasquez, D-N.Y., referenced Trump's campaign slogan in denouncing the question as a "blatant, racist attempt to 'Make America White'".

At a Tuesday press conference, New York State lawmakers came ready to go to bat once again with President Donald Trump and his agenda. Meeks asked. "Because he wants to be like Mr Putin".

Rep. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerTop House Judiciary Dem rips Nunes memo accusing Federal Bureau of Investigation of bias Conyers stepping aside as ranking Dem on House Judiciary Committee Dems stop short of demanding Conyers step down from powerful committee MORE (D-N.Y.) accused the Trump administration of trying to steal Congressional seats from states with large immigrant communities.

As the lawsuit describes, the administration's decision is inconsistent with the Census Bureau's constitutional and statutory obligations, is unsupported by the stated justification, departs from decades of settled practice without reasoned explanation, and fails to consider the availability of alternative data that can effectively serve the federal government's needs.

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