Institute Associate Counsel Scott Novakowski writes in The Hill:
An undercount means less representation, less federal funding for essential programs, and less protection of our rights. The Census occurs only once every ten years. It’s important that we get a complete and accurate count – there are no do-overs.
Adding an intrusive demand for citizenship status in this political climate will lead to people refusing to complete the census form. That is by design. The demand for citizenship status is part of a deceptive campaign launched by the Trump administration and Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice to accomplish precisely this result.
But we can work together to keep this question off the 2020 Census.