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>> We want everyone to count.>> A federal judge, on Tuesday, ruled against the Trump administration's move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had announced the decision to include the controversial question, is this person a citizen of the United States?
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But US District Judge Jesse Furman called Ross's move, quote, arbitrary and capricious. US households have not been asked such a question on the census since 1950, and 8 US states, 15 cities, and various civil rights groups challenged the decision.>> But if we need to fight the Trump administration and stand up for Los Angeles values, that is exactly what we're gonna do.
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>> The Trump administration has maintained that the citizenship question would help improve enforcement of the Voting Rights Act.>> The purpose is to determine individuals that are here.>> But critics, like the ACLU, say the question was intended to frighten immigrants into not being counted.>> What the Trump administration is doing is sending chills down the spine of every immigrant in Texas and the country.
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>> And could disproportionately harm Democratic leaning communities by costing them political representation and billions of dollars of federal aid. The New York ruling will not be the final word on the question's fate. It is expected to be taken up by the Supreme Court before the printing of census forms begins this summer.