Trump stills wants citizenship question on the census

July 09, 2019

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A census informational pamphlet is displayed at an event in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The Trump administration is still looking for a way to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Census, despite a Supreme Court ruling that put the plan on hold. And, we hear from two immigrants on opposite sides of the census debate — one who thinks immigrants are unlikely to fill out the form, and another who thinks her activist group can calm the fears of those who see participating in the census as a major risk. Plus, the story of the Edinburgh Seven — seven women who enrolled to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1869 and were prevented from graduating by their male peers.

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Activists urge undocumented immigrants to fill out census, regardless of citizenship question

The US Justice Department recently announced their intention to continue to add the citizenship question to the 2020 US census. This move caused concern among critics and activists who fear this will discourage undocumented immigrants from filling out the census. Greisa Martinez, with the immigration rights group United We Dream, spoke to Marco Werman about the controversy.