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U.S. Census Bureau Ends Count Early, Under-representing Impacted Communities of Color


August 19, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau cut the response period deadline early by an entire month disproportionately affecting the counting of Black, Brown, Indigenous and immigrant communities. The census determines the allocation of nearly $1.5 trillion in federal funds yearly for essential programs and is used to determine representation in the House of Representatives based on population. The move comes after the Trump administration released a memo in late July calling for the exclusion of unauthorized immigrants from the count that decides seats in Congress, which criti...

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