Mesa Mayor Discusses Census Citizenship Controversy

Published: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:22am
Updated: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 2:28pm
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John Giles.

Earlier this month, a federal judge in New York blocked the Trump administration from adding a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census. That doesn’t entirely settle the legal battle, though, as other cases are pending.

The question asks “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” to all U.S. households, and its proposed addition to the census raised concerns about an undercount, especially among immigrant communities.

The census was one of the issues addressed at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting last week in Washington, D.C. Mesa Mayor John Giles attended that meeting and was part of a panel on the 2020 Census, and he joined The Show to talk about it.

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