Queens rep: Why I’m pushing back at Wilbur Ross on Census citizenship question
On Monday night, at 9:29 p.m., the Commerce Department announced that it will include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census. Secretary Ross decided that a citizenship question would outweigh what he called the “limited potential adverse impacts.” This is the wrong decision and is certain to lay the groundwork for an inaccurate census count. The constitution requires the census to count everybody in the country, not just citizens. There is only one opportunity to conduct the decennial census. Its accuracy should not be put at risk with an untested, politically motivated question, and I will not sit quietly watching it happen.