The Trump administration's recently announced plans to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census continues to draw mixed reactions.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is leading a multi-state lawsuit to stop the question from being added.
Those against it argue the change would cause fewer people to be counted since immigrants in particular would be scared to answer.
Craig Nichola, an immigration lawyer in Central New York says a large number of immigrants are worried.
"Commonly folks who are foreign nationals, in the Country, rather legally or not, tend to be worried that increased scrutiny of them can be used for other purposes, so they might be afraid that if they answer the question honestly, they may be afraid ICE--immigrant & customs enforcement might come knocking on their door."
The question was included on the 2000 census.
The Department of Commerce says it will help enforce the Voting Rights Act and provide accurate data.