VICTORY: 2020 Census Questionnaire Will Go to Print WITHOUT the Citizenship Question

July 2nd, 2019

Lead plaintiff against the citizenship question responds to announcement that it will not be included in the 2020 Census

Steve Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition and plaintiff in The Department of Commerce v. New York State et al. issued the following statement: 

"This is a huge victory for immigrant communities, and shows what Americans can do when we’re united against the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant hate. Donald Trump tried to politicize the upcoming Census 2020 with the nefarious addition of a citizenship question, in a naked effort to instill fear in immigrants and communities of color. But the Supreme Court of the United States agreed with us, and today the Trump Administration admitted defeat by removing this ridiculous citizenship question. Now it’s up to us to make sure all New Yorkers—and all Americans—of every stripe will be counted in Census 2020.”