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Census 2020

The Smoking Gun: Kobach and Bannon behind Cynical Effort to Rig the Political Map

Philip Bump of the Washington Post: “New Emails Reveal a Central Political Motivation for Changing the Census” There’s never been any doubt about the true motivations behind the Trump Administration’s push to add a new Census question on citizenship. It’s a transparent attempt to intimidate immigrants to lower response rates in order to shift the … Continue reading »

Trump Campaign Email Leaves No Doubt: New Census Citizenship Question is All About Politics

Since news broke that the Trump Administration was seeking to add a new citizenship question to the 2020 Census, we strongly suspected that the move part of the Trumpian strategy to undermine the political power and of diverse communities across America. Now, there can be no doubt. Yesterday, the Trump campaign sent out an email … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante in HuffPo: “A Census Question About Citizenship Should Worry You, No Matter Your Immigration Stance”

Juan Escalante, DACA recipient and Communications Manager of America’s Voice, just posted his bi-weekly column in Huffington Post. It gives his perspective on how the Trump Administration’s addition of a citizenship status question to the census should alarm Americans across the nation. Read excerpts from Juan’s piece below and check out the full article here: I … Continue reading »

Immigrants and Allies Weigh in on the Devastating Consequences of Chilling Participation in the Census

In response to the Trump Administration’s announcement that a citizenship question will be added to the Census, immigrants and their allies have responded forcefully. They argue that asking about citizenship status will drive down participation and undermine the constitutional aim of the Census to count all residents in the United States. Of course, this potential undercounting is … Continue reading »

Who’s Behind the Citizenship Controversy? Who Else: Kris Kobach

Frank Sharry: “If it involves suppressing the vote, dehumanizing immigrants and violating the Constitution, Kris Kobach can’t be far behind” Yesterday, the Kansas City Star reported that none other than Kris Kobach is taking credit for the addition of a “citizenship question” to the census: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach encouraged President Donald Trump to add … Continue reading »

Adding Question of Citizenship to Census Is Another Attack on Texas Immigrants and Will Drive Them Further Into the Shadows

Austin, TX – The U.S. Department of Commerce announced yesterday that the 2020 U.S. Census will include a question on citizenship, and combined with the implementation of the anti-immigrant law SB4, could drive immigrants in Texas further into the shadows and further from being counted in their community. As Alexa Ura and Chris Essig reported in … Continue reading »

New Census Citizenship Question Part of GOP Political Plan to Sow Fear, Suppress Votes and Undermine Democracy

The news that the Trump Administration is seeking to add a new question about citizenship status in the 2020 Census is a disturbing development that fits into a larger pattern of the Trump Administration and their Republican allies. Civil rights advocates, constitutional scholars and voting experts alike were swift to denounce the news and its transparent and … Continue reading »