SCOTUS Decision Blocks Census Citizenship Question for Now

Sheridan Aguirre Press Releases

Immigrant youth are prepared to organize and empower our communities to be counted. We Belong and #WeCount!

For Immediate Release
Contact: Sheridan Aguirre | sheridan@unitedwedream.org | 202.793.2267

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Supreme Court decided to block Trump’s citizenship question and they’ve asked the Commerce Department for more explanation regarding the addition of the question, which means that the question will not be added to the 2020 Census for now. 

Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream, said:

“Today,  our community members can breathe a sigh of relief and get started on what really matters — getting counted.

Trump attempted to erase immigrants from the books, denying all members of our communities representation and resources that allow us to thrive — from programs like Medicaid to funding for our roads and public schools.

We know Trump and Stephen Miller are sitting in the White House scheming more ways to erase us, paralyze us with fear, and drive us out. But we will keep organizing and we are determined to keep fighting.

Immigrant youth are prepared to organize and empower our communities to fill out the Census. We will continue to make our presence known. We know that we belong, we matter and #WeCount!”

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.