Tri-City Ledger -

By Pete Riehm
Guest Writer 

The census & citizenship


July 11, 2019

Determining citizenship in a census of the United States of America would seem intuitively appropriate and logical. Most Americans probably assume the census is supposed to count all citizens to determine representation in Congress. In part the answer is yes, but there is more to it than just that. Last included in the 1950 census, the Trump Administration is trying to include the citizenship question again which has precipitated several lawsuits alleging the citizenship question is intended to suppress the count of non-citizens and thereby discriminatory to minorities.

Many Americans ma...

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