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17 states sue to block citizenship question on 2020 census

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Civil rights groups have raised serious concerns about adding the question, arguing that it would dilute the political power of minority communities, among other concerns. California and the NAACP also announced separate lawsuits against the administration in March over the addition of the question.

“The idea that someone from the Trump administration knocks on your door and asks about your citizenship will provoke a real fear,” Schneiderman said.

The attorneys general of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, Washington have joined Schneiderman’s suit along with the District of Columbia and six cities: New York, Seattle, Providence, Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia. The bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors also joined.

Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, called the Trump administration’s move a “brazen attempt … to cheat on the census” and “to attack states that have large immigrant populations.”

“This is an attempt to steal congressional seats from those states, to steal electoral votes from those states and move them to more congenial states likely to vote Republican,” he added.

Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., called the move “a blatant, racist attempt to make America white.”

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BBC backlash: Labour MP writes to Beeb over Boris coverage after election humiliation

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A LABOUR MP has written to the BBC, criticising the organisation for having “failed” to correct Boris Johnson’s “blatant untruths”.

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Schumer, McConnell offer opposing views on voting rights bill in Senate

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Sturgeon warned UK debt hampers ANY independence bid as 'economies are meshed together'

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NICOLA STURGEON has been warned Scotland would suffer economically if the nation were to become independent due to its close ties to the UK.

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