Wednesday, 25 April, 2018

Pennsylvania Joins Lawsuit Over Census Citizenship Question

18 States Sue Trump Administration Over Census Citizenship Question New York AG Eric Schneiderman Suing Trump Admin to Block Citizenship Question on Census
Jerome Frank | 05 April, 2018, 00:54

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday aimed at blocking the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, saying such a question violates the U.S. Constitution's mandate to count all persons.

State Attorney General George Jepsen says the move creates a "chilling effect" in immigrant communities.

If this question is left in the 2020 census, areas with large immigrant populations are more likely to be undercounted and lose key federal funding.

The lawsuit argues past questions were asked in "a different political climate, before anti-immigrant attitudes were as salient and consequential" as they are now, citing "unprecedented anxiety" in immigrant communities, including interviewees specifically stating fears about deportation, documented by the Census Bureau itself during testing previous year - when citizens questions weren't even involved.

"Between 1820 and 1950, nearly every decennial census asked a question on citizenship in some form", the department said, adding that surveys of sample populations also ask the citizenship question.

Stephen Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said at the New York press conference that almost $700 billion of New York's funding is determined by the census, and said that if the Trump administration turned the census into a weapon, "then New York is going to use an army to protect it". According to the Census Bureau, there are 132 federal programs, including Medicaid, Child Care Development Grants, the Highway Trust Fund, and other Department of Transportation grants, through which resources are allocated by Census data - totaling $675 billion per year. Census officials said last week that they hope to begin finalizing plans for the census this autumn, and delays in printing - not just census forms, but material to train workers who will ask questions, and public information brochures - could drive up costs. They further allege the policy compromises their ability to comply with constitutional "one man, one vote" standards, which require equal populations among legislative districts.

Eighteen states in total, along with a handful of US cities, are suing the administration over its decision to ask about citizenship in the Census.

The lawsuit argues that under the US Constitution, the Census Bureau must determine the whole number of persons living in each US state and demanding information on citizenship from respondents would decrease the number of participating immigrants.

On Tuesday, Schneiderman questioned that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was really interested in better enforcing the Voting Rights Act.

The city of Philadelphia is also part of the suit, along with five other major cities and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors. "And it's got to be stopped", she said of the citizenship question.

Seattle is one of six cities joining the lawsuit, including San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago.

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