Attorney General Xavier Becerra sues Trump administration over census citizenship question.
California is suing the Donald Trump administration for its decision to ask respondents to the 2020 census about their citizenship status, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Tuesday.
The lawsuit, filed late Monday, is the latest development as California and Washington exchange lawsuits against one another. The Trump administration previously sued California for its refusal to assist federal immigration efforts.
But a decision Monday night by the Commerce Department to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census prompted California to take legal action.
The Constitution of the United States requires the “actual Enumeration” of the people in every state every decade, said Eric Holder, former Attorney General of California.
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