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

Courtesy U.S. Census Bureau
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? 


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