Full Complaint for Lawsuit Against Citizenship Data Collection

September 13, 2019

Advancing Justice | AAJC and MALDEF Sue Trump Administration



Legal Brief

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and Advancing Justice | AAJC (Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC) filed suit on behalf of two non-profit groups and two Latino voters in Arizona and Texas who say they would be harmed by the plan because it seeks to dilute minority voting strength while increasing white representation.

The Trump administration’s plan to collect and provide incomplete citizenship data to the states for purposes of redistricting is an unconstitutional and racially discriminatory scheme intended to deprive Latinos and non-citizens of equal representation, according to a lawsuit filed Friday by civil rights organizations.