Court Orders Census Cannot End Early

According to an order from a federal judge, the Census Bureau must continue its counting efforts until the original October 31 deadline, instead of cutting the period short by one month as planned by the Trump administration. This order will be in effect until the middle of next week, when another court will hold a hearing. State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, a Democrat from Los Angeles, spoke about the foreseeable scope of the court order and the politics behind it. And in related, breaking news: A federal court in New York has blocked President Trump’s order to exclude undocumented immigrants from census figures that will be used to reallocate congressional seats. The court calls the order unlawful and prohibits the Commerce Department from reporting census information on undocumented immigrants that could be used to implement the president’s directive.

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