I stand strongly opposed to Senator Bookers Senate Bill S-2068 which would prohibit the Census Bureau from including citizenship data in the legislative redistricting data it prepares for states to use in the redistricting process. Title 13 of the U.S. Code mandates that the Census Bureau provide states with the small-area, block-level data necessary for legislative redistricting and population totals.
Senators Bookers Democratic Bill is just another attempt to legitimize the counting undocumented migrants in their heavily migrants populated areas, which will increase the addition of NEW House Representatives and diverting more federal funding to their districts.
Given that the Census Bureau is already set to start providing citizenship information from other sources starting in 2021, it’s pointless to block it from providing the citizenship data information from the Census to states. Moreover, giving this information to states will help them draw more accurate districts, helping ensure more representative government.
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