The Census Count will Continue Through October 31

   A federal judge yesterday issued a preliminary

injunction against the Trump administration’s plan to cut the time for

gathering data for the 2020 Census.

   The preliminary injunction replaces a temporary restraining order

which was set to expire this week.

   Los Angeles and Los Angeles County are part of the national coalition

that sued to block the plan to compress 8 1/2 months of data collection and

processing into 4 1/2 months, which would likely lead to an under count of


   “This injunction is a major victory in our fight for an accurate

Census count which is crucial to fair political representation and the proper

allocation of essential federal resources,” Los Angeles City Attorney Mike

Feuer said.

   “The court saw through the Trump administration’s efforts to

camouflage its political interference in what is supposed to be the neutral,

nonpartisan process of counting every person.”