Native American Law Team Leader James Meggesto was quoted in a Law360 article describing Native American organizations' responses to the U.S. Census Bureau's decision to suspend field operations a month earlier than previously planned. The decision drew criticism from the organizations, which issued a joint statement saying the extension was essential to ensuring an accurate count. Mr. Meggesto, a member of the Onondaga Nation, echoed the need for an accurate count, adding that it would allow the federal government to live up to its trust responsibilities.
"There's a big digital divide in a lot of places in Indian Country and having field operations is important," he said. "Having boots on the ground is critical to getting an accurate count."
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