Booker introduces bill to restrict use of census citizenship question
Added 07-10-19 11:29:02am EST - “The Trump administration is pressing forward with its effort to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census, but Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is hoping to pass legislation that would limit its usefulness should it become a reality.” - Foxnews.com
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The Trump administration is pressing forward with its effort to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census, but Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is hoping to pass legislation that would limit its use should it become a reality.
The Supreme Court rejected the administration’s initial attempt to include the question, not believing the given reason for it, which was to help enforce the Voting Rights Act. President Trump has since indicated that he may try to use an executive order to add the question, insisting that it is necessary for drawing congressional districts. This is precisely what Booker aims to fight.
“The President has now admitted that he intends to make citizenship information a part of the redistricting process, which experts warn will benefit one political party,” Booker said in a statement. “This egregious and blatant attempt to tamper with our democratic process would completely overhaul the rules of who gets to participate in a representative democracy in America and it can’t go unchecked.”
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