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Trump’s Census Chief Quits After Controversy on Immigrant Count

  • Steven Dillingham resigns effective when Biden assumes office
  • Trump sought to exclude undocumented immigrants from count
Steven Dillingham
Steven DillinghamPhotographer: Alex Edelman/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s Census Bureau director resigned on Monday after months of controversy over the bureau’s treatment of undocumented immigrants in the decennial count.

Census director Steven Dillingham said in a message to staff Monday that he’s retiring from federal service when Joe Biden assumes the presidency on Jan. 20. His term was set to end in December 2021.