U.S. Census

National

Census decision deals blow to Trump efforts on House seats

President Donald Trump’s effort to exclude people in the U.S. illegally from being counted in the process for divvying up congressional seats was dealt another blow Wednesday when the Census Bureau’s director indefinitely halted an effort to gather data on the citizenship status of every U.S. resident. Bureau workers laboring to comply with the Trump

U.S. Government

Attorney: Congressional seat data not ready until February

A Trump administration attorney said Monday that the numbers used for deciding how many congressional seats each state gets won’t be ready until mid-February at the earliest, putting in jeopardy an effort by President Donald Trump to exclude people in the country illegally from those figures. The U.S. Census Bureau has found new irregularities in

U.S. Government

Census Bureau to miss deadline, jeopardizing Trump plan

The Census Bureau will miss a year-end deadline for handing in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats, a delay that could undermine President Donald Trump’s efforts to exclude people in the country illegally from the count if the figures aren’t submitted before President-elect Joe Biden takes office. The Census Bureau plans to deliver a

Opinion

Opinion: The Most Challenging Census Ever

Federal officials have called: “That’s a wrap!” on the 2020 U.S. Census. It was arguably the most challenging of the 24 decennial national headcounts since our nation’s founding, because none had ever been conducted during a deadly pandemic. And when this year’s results are officially released, they are expected to be dismal. The Census Bureau

Legal Beat

Census: Not sure it can exclude migrants, but wants to be left to try

The Trump administration said it does not know how many immigrants might be excluded from the Census under a 2019 presidential order, but it still urged the Supreme Court on Monday to overturn lower courts that blocked the proposal. That was one of the arguments raised Monday as the court considered President Donald Trump’s order

State

Groups mount ‘all hands’ push to count people with Census cut short

Arizona advocacy groups mounted an “all hands on deck” push to boost last-minute census response rates after the Census Bureau announced plans to end the 2020 census count Thursday, two weeks earlier than expected. The announcement came just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned lower courts that had ordered the bureau to

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