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California Secretary of State Concerned Trump Administration is Sabotaging the Census

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Tents occupied by the homeless line a freeway overpass in Los Angeles on December 2, 2015. While the national homeless population declined over the previous year by 2 percent, according to federal data figures released in November, the homeless population in Los Angeles County increased by over 20 percent with a 28 percent increase on people living outdoors.  (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP )

The Justice Department recently asked the U.S. Census Bureau to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census questionnaire. That has some Californians worried that undocumented immigrants will be too scared to respond, which could cost the state a legislative seat in Washington, as well as federal funding. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla joins us to discuss the proposed change -- and the politics -- of the census.


Alex Padilla, Secretary of State, California