A proposed question on citizenship status on the 2020 census could depress Latino turnout
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The 2020 census count is two years away but local officials are already planning how to get everyone counted. Census data is used for determining congressional seats and for distributing billions of dollars in federal funds annually. For many reasons, urban communities and communities of color can be harder to count. And for Latinos, a new issue could further depress turnout: a proposed question about immigration status.
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