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As Baltimore population declines, we need immigrants counted

As the Supreme Court takes on the question Tuesday of whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form, the city of Baltimore has a particular stake in whether it makes the right decision. The justices should side with three lower courts, including one in...

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