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Democrats want a question removed from the 2020 census: Are you a U.S. citizen? William La Jeunesse reports from Los Angeles.

California, on Monday promised to sue the trump administration over its decision to ask the respondents the 2020 census, if you are a citizen of the United States.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, announced the lawsuit against the administration late Monday on Twitter, said the measure would be unlawful.

“Lawsuit against @realdonaldtrump the administration about the decision to add #citizenship question on #2020Census. Including the question is not only a bad idea — it’s illegal,” Becerra wrote.

#BREAKING: suit filed against @realdonaldtrump the administration about the decision to add #citizenship question on #2020Census. Including the question is not only a bad idea — it is illegal: https://t.co/vW8sa7khq9

— Xavier Becerra (@AGBecerra) March 27, 2018

The Commerce Department said in a statement that the citizenship would be the question added in response to a request by the Ministry of justice in December. The statement said that Minister of Commerce Wilbur Ross “has determined that the re-setting of citizenship is the question of how the 2020 decennial census questionnaire is required to file a complete and accurate census block-level data.”

Democrats have criticized the administration’s announcement that the inclusion of such a question amounts to an effort to intimidate migrant communities, and siphon money and elections the power away from them.

In a San Francisco Chronicle opinion piece published Monday, Becerra and the California Secretary of State Alex Padilla wrote that the inclusion of citizenship if the question were “illegal” and “an extraordinary attempt by the trump manage to kidnap the 2020 census, for political purposes.”

“California, with its large immigrant communities, would be disproportionate wrote damaged depressed participation in the census in 2020,” she said. “An undercount of at least one of California’s would seats threaten in the chamber of deputies (and by extension, an elector in the electoral college.)”

According to the Commerce Department, “almost every ten-year census”, between 1820 and 1950 “, asked a question of citizenship in any form.” The Department also said that citizenship would be a question of “is the same as the one that is asked on the annual American Community Survey (ACS).” The ACS is sent to a much smaller percentage of the American home than the actual census.

Of the ten-year census count is required by the Constitution and their results are used to determine government spending, as well as the number of congressional seats allotted to each state for the next decade, and the number of electoral votes available from each state.

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