Census Director Steven Dillingham Resigns

Posted on AllSides January 18th, 2021
From The Center

Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham said Monday he plans to resign, days after a government watchdog questioned his requests for data relating to the Trump administration’s push to exclude unauthorized immigrants from a key aspect of the decennial count.

Mr. Dillingham’s resignation is effective Wednesday, he wrote in a post to employees on the Census Bureau site in which he praised their work and dedication.

Mr. Dillingham’s resignation comes after the Commerce Department’s Office of Inspector General issued a memo that raised concerns about his directive for career officials to...

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