WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court will decide if the Trump Administration can add a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census.
The states challenging the Trump Administration argue a census under county will result in some states getting fewer federal dollars and six states could lose a seat in Congress.
But the court’s conservative justices questioned whether some inaccuracies in the census count are worth gaining other data.
Data that President Donald Trump wants, according to Deputy White House President Secretary Hogan Gidley.
“He wants to know who’s in this country. And I think as a sovereign nation we have that right,” says Hogan Gidley.
“This question on the census is going to cause six and a half million people not to respond they’re just going to vanish,” says Dale Ho, an attorney with ACLU.
Questions about citizenship status were on the census previously but the question was dropped decades ago.