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Ky .,: Census and Sunshine Hillygus

ky .,: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during a news conference in Hawesville, Ky., in August, according to Toronto Star. LUKE SHARRETT / The New York Times Hillygus, who served six years on the scientific advisory committee for the census, said she has concluded plans by the U.S. government to take steps to prevent damage to the overall count by adding the question are unlikely to be adequate. The first witness Duke University Professor D. Sunshine Hillygus said there was considerable evidence that adding the question will depress participation by non-citizens. She said the decision violates the spirit of guidelines set up to protect the census and undermines not only the accuracy and completeness of the census ... but the integrity. They say the citizenship question will discourage immigrant participation and dilute political representation and funds for states that tend to vote Democratic. The trial stems from lawsuits brought by a dozen states and big cities, among others. ( As reported in the news.