Gabe Osterhout

Gabe Osterhout, research associate for the Idaho Policy Institute, recently was quoted in the Idaho Press in an article titled, “How a citizenship question on the 2020 Census could hurt Idaho.”

“Those concerns [about a citizenship question] are elevated in states that have had huge growths in their Hispanic population and the immigrant population — and Idaho would definitely be on the receiving end of this,” said Gabe Osterhout from the Idaho Policy Institute. “Many people in Idaho might just assume that something like this would just affect California or New York, which they might not have a problem with that. But when people realize it hits closer to home, that could be more of an issue.”