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LatinoJustice Reacts to the Supreme Court’s Ruling Blocking the Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

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LatinoJustice Reacts to the Supreme Court’s Ruling Blocking the Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27th, 2019
CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, cperez@latinojustice.org, 212-739-7581

Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Citizenship Question being potentially excluded from the 2020 Census:
 
“Today the Supreme Court refused to rubber-stamp this Administration’s decision to compromise an accurate count of the Census by inserting a last-minute question on citizenship. Technically, the Court supported the Administration’s power to add such a question, but it insisted on further proceedings. So, for now, democracy wins. From the beginning, the citizenship question was fraught with political motivation to suppress Latino political power and agency while also circumnavigating the review process. We applaud today’s developments, support the efforts to get to the real evidence on motivation and continue our work to make sure Latinos can participate in the Census without fear.”

Juan elaborated on the Supreme Court ruling in this comment that was submitted to SCOTUS blog linked here.