The Census Bureau plans to announce it can miss a year-end deadline for handing in numbers used for divvying up congressional seats, a census official mentioned. That delay might undermine President Donald Trump’s efforts to exclude individuals within the nation illegally from the depend if the figures aren’t turned in earlier than President-elect Joe Biden takes workplace.
A census official who was not approved to talk publicly on the matter confirmed the delay to the Associated Press on Wednesday.
It would be the first time that the Dec. 31 goal date is missed for the reason that deadline was applied greater than 4 many years in the past by Congress.
Internal paperwork obtained earlier this month by a House committee present that Census Bureau officers don’t see the apportionment numbers being prepared till days after Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20.
Once in workplace, Biden might rescind Trump’s presidential memorandum directing the Census Bureau to exclude individuals within the nation illegally from numbers used for divvying up congressional seats among the many states. An influential GOP adviser had advocated excluding them from the apportionment course of to benefit Republicans and non-Hispanic whites.
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