WASHINGTON— Today in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Trump Administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, sending the question back to the Commerce Department for further review. In response, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:
“Despite Republican attempts to undermine our democracy and rig the Census against minority communities, the Supreme Court decided to uphold the integrity of both. It was abundantly clear that the addition of a citizenship question was a blatant attempt by the Trump Administration to intimidate minority communities and mixed-status families and deter them from participating in the Census.
“The Census is a critical tool to ensuring that lawmakers and federal agencies have the necessary data to allocate resources for communities across the country and ensure accurate political representation. This fight is not over, and I will continue fighting to preserve the integrity of the Census and ensure that every person—both citizen and non-citizen—is counted in the 2020 Census.”
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