Maya Wiley: We Can’t Count On The Census Bureau

In a NY Daily News oped, Maya Wiley writes: “(a)ccording to the Center for Urban Research at CUNY, New York City has three of the hardest-to-count counties in the U.S. For example, over 25% of Queens residents didn’t return the mail-in questionnaire and required the more difficult and costly in-person followup to be counted.

Making matters still worse for cities with large immigrant populations, the Trump administration — which is aggressively deporting undocumented people — has stoked fears by pushing to include a question about citizenship status. The census has never asked this question in the over 200-year history of the count.”

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