Mar 26, 2018 - Politics & Policy

2020 census will ask about citizenship status

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The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Monday that in the 2020 census they will again ask for respondents‘ citizenship status, as requested by the Department of Justice in December.

The big picture: This is the first time a citizenship question has been included in the decennial census since 1950, per NPR. But the Texas Tribune points out that some are worried that the question could jeopardize an accurate census count, because immigrants will be afraid to be counted in the census.

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