Let’s Get Counted! Citizenship Question Will Not Be Included in 2020 Census

Bruna Bouhid Press Releases

No matter Trump’s latest attempts to stoke fear, immigrant youth and our families belong and #WeCount!

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

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration announced it will drop its efforts to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census following the Supreme Court ruling, yet they also announced an executive action that will require government agencies to compile and send records on citizens and noncitizens to the Department of Commerce. 

Adrian Reyna, Director of Strategy of United We Dream said:

“Today, our communities can focus on getting counted in the 2020 Census. We know that we belong, we matter and we count!

Trump’s quest to add the citizenship question, and his latest executive order, is all an attempt to deny our communities a fair and accurate count and to stoke fear. Simply put, he is wrong and we’re right: every human being living in the United States has the right to be counted. 

Immigrant youth will continue empowering our communities to fill out the Census, and we will fight to ensure that their information is protected.” 

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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.