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The President’s memorandum is unconstitutional and is trying to scare immigrants from responding to the Census.

By July 21, 2020 July 23rd, 2020 No Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

July 21, 2020 

 

CONTACT: Sam Yu | syu@nakasec.org | 213-703-0992 

 

The President’s memorandum is unconstitutional and is trying to scare immigrants from responding to the Census. 

President Trump’s latest Presidential Memorandum to prevent undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 Census is unconstitutional. We must fight back against his anti-immigrant agenda. 

 

Chicago, IL – On July 21, 2020, President Trump released a Presidential Memorandum to prevent undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 Census. Such a move would have a devastating effect on all of our communities. The Census helps to provide critical resources we need to be able to make it through a crisis like we are seeing now with COVID-19. It also ensures accurate political representation based on population size. This undercounting would impact redistricting and fair allocation of emergency responses, hospitals, infrastructure, and grocery stores particularly for communities of color.  

 

Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional his attempt to add a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. It is unclear how President Trump will enforce this Presidential Memorandum. It only serves to accentuate his xenophobic and racist political agenda. We encourage everyone, regardless of immigration status, to participate in the 2020 Census, as Census information is protected by federal law. 

 

Every single human being living in the United States deserves to be counted. NAKASEC will continue to fight for the abolition of ICE and CBP, to defund the police, for deported immigrants to come back home, and for citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants and intercountry adoptees without citizenship. 

 

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