Updated: September 01, 2020 12:25 PM
Created: September 01, 2020 10:54 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York Attorney General is taking legal action against the Trump administration over the 2020 Census.
Tish James is leading a coalition of 23 attorneys general, five cities, four counties and the U.S. Conference of Mayors in filing an amicus brief over the shortening of the census response period by a month.
The U.S. Census Bureau plans to end the count on Sept. 30 instead of Oct. 31.
James says the move could make the count inaccurate and an undercount would severely impact New York and other immigrant-rich states.
Cutting the response period and outreach efforts could result in a significant undercount of the population.— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) September 1, 2020
Here's what's at stake:
??Representation in Congress.
??Hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds.
??Programs like Medicaid, SNAP, and public housing.
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