AALAM joins its national affiliate partners, NAPABA and AALDEF, in applauding yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming the lower court’s decision to block the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Census in Department of Commerce v. New York (18-966) and remanded the case for further proceedings. The Supreme Court’s decision affirmed the decision of the Southern District of New York that the Department of Commerce’s rationale for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census was pretextual because “the evidence tells a story that does not match the explanation the Secretary gave for his decision.”
Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in this country and the largest segment of new immigrants. We will continue the fight to ensure that everyone in our country is properly counted in the 2020 Census and that our community receives its fair share of resources and representation.
You can read NAPABA and AALDEF's full statement here: https://www.napaba.org/page/1906_napaba_aaldef_scotus_census_opinion