Hispanic Federation Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Block Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

New York, NY -- Today, Frankie Miranda, Executive Vice President of Hispanic Federation, issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision to block a citizenship question from being added to the 2020 census:

“Today, the Supreme Court of the United States barred the Trump administration's attempt to add the citizenship question to the census for now. The case was sent back to lower court, stating that the reasons for adding the question were “contrived.” Hispanic Federation is counting this as a win, but the war is far from over.”

“Recent investigative reports make it clear that this administration added the citizenship question as another tactic in their ongoing assault on communities of color and immigrant families. With so much at stake, the best way to fight back and continue to build the political power of communities of color is to be counted. The health and wellbeing of our neighborhoods, resources for education, investments in community and economic development programs, and the political representation of communities of color all rely on an accurate census count.”

“With this ruling of the Supreme Court, it is time to get to work. Hispanic Federation remains committed to an accurate 2020 census and we will continue to mobilize alongside our partners to ensure every person, regardless of immigration status, is counted. Not only do America’s immigrant families substantially contribute to our economy, but they are also an integral piece of our culture and society. We must recognize these contributions by ensuring everyone is counted in the 2020 census.”