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A citizenship question won't be included on 2020 census forms, but other Census Bureau surveys ask about a person's U.S. citizenship status. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Why Is The Census Bureau Still Asking A Citizenship Question On Forms?

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John Gore, the then-acting head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, speaks during a 2018 news conference in Charlottesville, Va. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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"It's time to get to work to make sure everyone participates in the census," says Yatziri Tovar, a spokesperson for Make the Road New York, an immigrant rights organization based in New York City that successfully sued to block Trump administration plans for a citizenship question. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Push For A Full 2020 Count Ramps Up After Census Citizenship Question Fight

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Former acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights John Gore speaks at the Justice Department in 2018 in Washington, D.C. Gore and other Trump administration officials are accused of providing false or misleading statements about the origins of a citizenship question they tried to get on the 2020 census. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, flanked by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (left) and Attorney General William Barr, delivers remarks on citizenship and the census in the Rose Garden at the White House on Thursday. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Backs Off Census Citizenship Question Fight

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks at an event in February in North Las Vegas, Nev., while campaigning for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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People gather in front of the Supreme Court last week, some opposing the controversial citizenship question that the Trump administration tried to add to the 2020 census. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration To Print 2020 Census Without Citizenship Question

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The printing of 1.5 billion paper forms and other mailings for the 2020 census was scheduled to begin on July 1. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Trump Administration's Delay In Census Printing Sets Up Count's 'Biggest Risk'

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Demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in April to protest the Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to forms for the 2020 census. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April to protest against the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Threatens Census Delay After Supreme Court Leaves Citizenship Question Blocked

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Demonstrators rally outside the Supreme Court in April as the justices hear arguments over the Trump administration's plan to add a citizenship question to 2020 census forms. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A participant in a 2018 naturalization ceremony holds a U.S. flag in New York City. Research by the Census Bureau suggests the citizenship question is highly likely to scare households with noncitizens from taking part in the constitutionally mandated head count. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Diana Escamilla (center), an organizer with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, poses for a photo with volunteers Angeles Rosales and Janet Mendez in front of a 2020 census outreach campaign poster in Spanish. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in April as the justices hear oral arguments over the citizenship question the Trump administration wants to add to the 2020 census. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Redistricting Strategist Played Role In Push For Census Citizenship Question

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Never before has the U.S. census directly asked for the citizenship status of every person living in every household in the United States. A citizenship question that the Trump administration wants on the 2020 census could change that. Above, newly sworn-in U.S. citizens recite the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony at Mount Vernon in Virginia. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A sign directs Lyft and Uber riders to a designated pickup location at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Companies That Rely On Census Data Worry Citizenship Question Will Hurt

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The Supreme Court justices are hearing oral arguments Tuesday over the citizenship question the Trump administration wants to add to forms for the 2020 census. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Appears To Lean Toward Allowing Census Citizenship Question

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A U.S. flag sits on the lap of a newly sworn-in citizen at a 2018 naturalization ceremony in Alexandria, Va. A new appeal in one of the lawsuits over the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census could complicate final preparations for the head count. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham leads the agency in charge of carrying out the upcoming national head count of every person living in the country. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Census Bureau Must Be 'Totally Objective' On Citizenship Question, Director Says

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A Rhode Island resident holds an envelope he received for the 2020 census test run in Providence County. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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What You Need To Know About The 2020 Census

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