Lagging Behind in Census Response, Houston Spends More on Outreach

With around half of Houston’s residents yet to fill out the census, the City Council approved $175,000 on Wednesday to pay for billboards, text message, email and phone campaigns to reach holdouts, a move one councilman said is throwing more money down the drain of a failed outreach effort.

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Latest Census Shake-Up Called Illegal at House Hearing

While the current head of the U.S. Census Bureau deflected direct questioning on the move’s legality, four of his predecessors were in unison Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s order excluding undocumented immigrants from the 2020 census apportionment count is unconstitutional.

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California Sues Over Trump Bid to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants From Census Tally

California on Tuesday fired off its shot in a multipronged battle to block President Donald Trump’s recent bid to exclude undocumented immigrants from U.S. Census reporting used to apportion the number of seats states get in the House of Representatives.

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