United States Census Bureau
A memo written by a Census Bureau official complained of meddlesome interference in what's supposed to be an independent process.
Dillingham has been accused of acceding to President Trump’s demand to produce citizenship information at the expense of data quality.
Trump has schemed to exclude people from the census count who are in the country illegally.
The decision is not a final ruling on the legality of Trump's plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the census.
A delay of even three weeks would mean the Census Bureau would be turning in the numbers to a new president.
Civil rights groups and local governments had sued the Census Bureau, arguing a shorter process would lead to an undercount, especially in communities of color.
Wilbur Ross announced the end of the census despite a federal judge's ruling that it should continue through the end of October.
Civil rights groups and local governments sued over concerns a shortened census would lead to an undercount, especially in communities of color.
They want to give the Census Bureau more time to finish the 2020 count, which is being rushed and is leaving communities of color behind.
Critics say the White House is out to undercount certain populations.