The director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Steven Dillingham, ordered on Monday night that “illegal aliens” be removed from the final numbers used to apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representative. In doing so, Dillingham is following a directive from President Donald Trump dated July 21.
At the same time, Dillingham also ordered the truncation of the Non-Response Follow Up operation, known as NRFU, the largest and most expansive phase of a Decennial Census. It involves sending census takers to the many millions of households across the country who have not responded to the census. Experts say this action could seriously damage the accuracy and integrity of the 2020 Census.
Lawsuits have already been filed in federal court challenging Trump’s unprecedented action in regards to counting immigrants, but whether those suits can reach the Supreme Court in time remains to be seen [more]