The Census Cover-Up
Adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census will significantly reduce participation by immigrant communities, stunting their growing political influence and depriving them of economic benefits. This includes both noncitizens and U.S. citizens, many of whom may fear that participating will expose their noncitizen family members to repercussions.
This is not an unintended effect. Documents uncovered in our lawsuit against the Trump administration have revealed that attacking immigrant communities is, in fact, the administration’s goal and that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lied to Congress in an attempt to cover up this fact.