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A single census question could cost the Bay Area billions of dollars

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the US Census, speaks at the Student Action Summit in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 21, 2018.

Last week, a New York judge blocked the Trump Administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. Bay Area leaders are applauding that ruling. They say that asking about citizenship on the Census could have lasting consequences for California residents.

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Teresa Cotsirilos was a reporter at KALW covering labor rights and public health in the Bay Area’s immigrant communities.