How Trump's Sec. of Commerce forced US Census Bureau to ask citizenship question

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Wilbur Ross ignored many U.S. Census Bureau officials' warnings and will include a question about citizenship status

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross' [decision Monday](https://www.commerce…

Two people with knowledge of the deliberations said career leaders in the Census Bureau, which is part of the Department of Commerce, had scrambled to come up with alternatives to adding the question. Those efforts were unsuccessful.

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