Advancing Justice | AAJC Stands Ready to Protect 2020 Census

Organization Statement in Advance of Trump Press Conference


Washington, D.C. — July 11, 2019 — President Donald Trump is expected to hold a press conference shortly to announce his next steps in pursuit of adding the citizenship question to the 2020 Census.  Some news reports claim that he will not ask the U.S. Justice Department to pursue any further legal action to include the citizenship question on the 2020 Census form.

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PRESS STATEMENT                           


July 11, 2019

(LOS ANGELES) – Donald J. Trump announced this morning on Twitter that he will be making a statement about the administration’s continuing attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The administration cannot circumvent the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling late last month and federal court orders blocking the immediate addition of a citizenship question. 

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MALDEF Statement on Trump Administration Backtracking on Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

July 3, 2019

(LOS ANGELES) – A federal judge in Maryland held a telephonic conference today following the president’s tweet that is at odds with the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling and the federal government’s own statement to the court indicating the Trump administration would be moving forward with Census 2020 without a citizenship question.

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Census 2020 to Move Forward Without Citizenship Question

NALEO Educational Fund lauds victory for democracy, will mobilize Latinos for a complete count

Decision to proceed with printing Census 2020 questionnaire without citizenship question comes days following Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to temporarily halt question

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Georgia Fails to Adhere to Federal Standards for Granting Drivers Licenses to Puerto Ricans

Georgia DDS Retains Government Documents from Puerto Rico, Detains Applicants Presenting the Documents and Fails to Issue Them Driver’s Licenses

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Why doesn’t the Latin X community believe in mental health?

Shayla Rodriguez

As Lorenzo continuously cries in his room, his right-hand wraps around his body and his left-hand covers up his mouth so his mom can’t hear him. Every time Lorenzo would cry, his father, Rogelio, would call him dramatic, but neither his mother nor his father knew that crying was one of the ways that Lorenzo dealt with his depression. Most Latinos have been raised to always be “fuerte” and to never show that they’re fragile. In fact, when depression or mental illness is brought up, Latinos tend to call these individuals loco(a), “lazy,” or dramatic.

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U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Temporarily Halt Citizenship Question from Moving Forward Marks Victory for Census 2020, Latino Community and Democracy

5-4 decision has halted the citizenship question from moving forward, sending the case back down to the lower court for further consideration

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MALDEF Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Census Citizenship Question

(LOS ANGELES) – The U.S. Supreme Court today required the Trump administration to go back and provide an adequate public justification for adding a citizenship question to Census 2020.  

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The Impact of Mexican Trade Tariffs on Georgia’s Economy

Francesca Burke

June 26, 2019

The week of May 26th the Trump Administration proposed a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports unless the Mexican government can demonstrate that it is taking concrete steps to reduce the flow of undocumented immigrants across the border.

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Jun 25, 2019 | CensusMediaNews Releases

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Department of Justice today sent a letter to the U.S. Supreme Court asking the justices to rule on the Equal Protection claim currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth District and a district court in Maryland.

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