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MFV Celebrates Court Rulings Permanently Blocking Citizenship Questions from the Census

07.18.2019

For Immediate Release
Contact: Karina Martínez at karinam@mifamiliavota.org or 858-752-1262

MFV Celebrates Court Rulings Permanently Blocking Citizenship Questions from the Census

 

Greenbelt, MarylandA second federal judge issued an order that permanently stops the Trump administration from including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census questionnaire.

Mi Familia Vota released the following statement:

President Trump led a pernicious attack on our communities by politicizing the census with a citizenship question to rob us of the federal funds and representation that rightly belong to Latinos and immigrants. This order puts a final stop to these efforts: the census questionnaire will be printed without the citizenship question and the administration cannot use the census process to ask about citizenship. The court will also oversee the process until the 2020 Census results are submitted, as is needed to restrain this administration.

“The President’s obstinance failed to dissuade our communities from defending themselves. We will continue to harness this energy and awareness when we participate in the census and gather at the ballot boxes in 2020.”

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Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas.