Court blocks Trump administration’s effort to add citizenship question to the census

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With less than six months to Census Day, federal officials have finished their preparatory work in the state. (Michelle R. Smith/AP Photo)

With less than six months to Census Day, federal officials have finished their preparatory work in the state. (Michelle R. Smith/AP Photo)

Guest: Ari Berman

“Is this person a citizen of the United States?” That’s the question the Trump administration wanted to add to the 2020 Census, but a decision by a U.S. District judge on Tuesday put a halt to the White House plans. We’ll talk about what is behind the administration’s effort to add the questions, why it’s so controversial, and yesterday’s court decision with ARI BERMAN, senior reporter for Mother Jones.

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