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19 state attorneys general pen letter objecting to Census citizenship question

Nineteen state attorneys general say requests to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census would suppress participation, disproportionately affect immigrant communities, and affect the distribution of billions in federal funds. They also believe it’s against the law. “This undercount would frustrate the Census Bureau’s obligation under the Constitution to determine
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