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the Supreme Court on Tuesday is set to hear arguments over the trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the twenty twenty census a move that has sparked outcry from Democrats and legal battles throughout the US court system critics say adding the question would dissuade immigrants from filling out the census form leading to a population under counts that would have ramifications across the country says writers Lawrence Hurley basically if the there's an undercurrent in the census it means that in some parts of the country you could have hundred ties the people you are not getting painted and then not a leads into higher congressional districts get apportioned across the country which means that certain urban areas may end up with less representation in Congress even though their population is higher , work based immigrant rights group make the road filed a joint lawsuit with other similar organizations against the trump administration claiming the president's plan to add a citizenship question is a called racist attempt to intimidate and under counts immigrants we know that there is palpable fear that is created %HESITATION in within immigrant communities when an issue around citizenship or legal status our our **** by anyone but in particular %HESITATION by the federal government and so what we've heard from a marine committee members is that they could potentially not fill out the census if there is a citizenship question on the census census data is also important other ways if it's used to help the site has federal funds allocated all kinds of different programs and these numbers are based on the population on who is a citizen who is in the citizen the case comes before the Supreme Court in a pair of lawsuits after three courts this year blocks the citizenship question the trump administration says the question will yield better data to enforce the voting rights act which protects eligible voters from discrimination the top courts which has a five to four conservative majority will consider whether commerce secretary Wilbur Ross who oversees the census bureau violated a federal law in the U. S. constitution's mandate to tally the nation's population every ten years a ruling is due by the end of June police seeking information