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Los Angeles Joins 4 Other Cities In Lawsuit Over Census Questions

Sacramento Bee

The city and county of Los Angeles joined four other cities Friday in California’s lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s plan to ask people if they are U.S. citizens during the 2020 census.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra argues that including such a question will lead to immigrants dodging the survey altogether, diluting political representation and potentially robbing many communities of federal dollars.

“This action by the Trump administration threatens all of us,” Becerra said at a news conference Friday. “We know if you’re not counted, you don’t count.”

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