Earlier today, the Trump Administration issued an Executive Order attempting to exclude undocumented people from being counted in the apportionment that determines the number of seats in the House of Representatives following the 2020 United States Census.
In response to today’s decision, Rachel Fleischer, Executive Director at Young Invincibles, issued the following statement:
“Yet again this administration has shown its true intentions: to illegally discriminate against immigrant communities. Despite a failed attempt last year to get a citizenship question added to the Census, this President cannot stop himself from weaponizing the Census for the sole purpose of harming and intimidating our immigrant communities.
We know taking the Census is safe, required by law, and provides critical resources to our communities. The federal government has a constitutional obligation to count all people living in the United States, period.
This is a dangerous political stunt that has no standing, and only fans the flames of hatred and bigotry.”