Betsy Plum of the New York Immigration Coalition appeared on Capitol Tonight to discuss Census 2020 and New York:
“Immigration groups are objecting to a potential new question on the 2020 census. The Department of Justice requested the addition of a citizenship question, and critics say that could scare of thousands of immigrants from responding. That could lead to under counting of the immigrant population, which right now is about one quarter of New York City’s population. And the smaller New York’s population appears, the fewer federal resources the state gets, and maybe even fewer congressional seats. Joining us from New York City to talk more about the issue is Betsy Plum of the New York Immigration Coalition.