Advancing Justice – AAJC Calls Latest Trump Census Move Unconstitutional  

Presidential Memorandum Seeks to Exclude Undocumented Individuals from the Apportionment Count
For Immediate Release
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Michelle Boykins 202-296-2300, ext. 0144 mboykins@advancingjustice-aajc.org

Washington, DC — July 21, 2020 In his latest move regarding the 2020 Census,  President Trump has issued a Presidential Memorandum requiring the U.S. Census Bureau to exclude undocumented individuals in the apportionment count.  

As news broke of this Presidential Memorandum, Advancing Justice – AAJC  issued the following statement:

“There is no end to this President’s attempts to violate the U.S. Constitution. The Constitutional mandate, as upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, is clear. The U.S. Census must count all persons in this country.

“We cannot allow the Trump Administration to weaponize the census for political gain. The Census must have an accurate count of everyone living in the U.S. and that data must be used to represent the needs of every individual in every community in this country. Without it, we all will be underrepresented and under-resourced for the next ten years.

“Everyone in America, regardless of political affiliation or ethnicity, should be deeply troubled by the President’s attempts to undermine and misrepresent data from the 2020 Census. The count from the U.S. Census Bureau is the gold standard of data that is used in every aspect of our lives.”