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Civil Rights Groups Secure Court Order To Stop Trump's "Rushed & Incomplete Census Count"

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Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau
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A U.S. census enumerator.

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing this year’s US Census. On Saturday, a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to temporarily end the plan to wind down in-person counting efforts. The order is in effect until a hearing on September 17.

In July, the Trump administration issued a memorandum to omit undocumented immigrants from the census headcount. The Brennan Center says these changes could cause California and New Jersey to lose a seat in the House. Undercounting people of color would have long lasting effects in communities across the country. What will it take to ensure everyone is counted? 

Guests:

D’Vera Cohn, senior writer and editor at Pew Research Center, who studies and writes about demographics in the United States, including the census

Se-ah-dom Edmo,  tribal community coordinator with We Count Oregon 
Web Resources: 

Respond to the 2020 Census online

Pew Research Center, D’Vera Cohn: Four-in-ten who haven’t yet filled out U.S. census say they wouldn’t answer the door for a census worker 

NPR, Hansi Lo Wang: Census Work Has Been Winding Down, But A Judge Says It Needs To Press On For Now 

The San Francisco Chronicle, Zoha Raza: All immigrants must be counted in 2020 Census 

USA Today, Marco della Cava: 2020 census 'emergency' threatens to leave out communities of color and rural Americans