Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed a…

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed about plan to rig 2020 census:


Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is going to have to testify about his role in a controversial and possibly illegal Trump administration attempt to discourage immigrant participation in the next decennial U.S. census.

The Trump administration wants to add a question to the 2020 census about citizenship status that could lead to undercounting some 24 million people. The scheme is being challenged in federal lawsuits brought by state attorneys general, who say the move is illegal and would hurt their access to federal funding, which is distributed based on the “whole number of persons in each state.”