REP LIEU STATEMENT ON BLOCKING OF CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION

January 15, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after a federal court ruled that the Census Bureau’s plans to include a question on citizenship was unlawful.

“The Census is a critical tool to ensure our government can allocate proper resources to people in the United States by conducting a thorough count of those living in our communities. Adding a citizenship question was a transparent and unconstitutional effort by the Trump Administration to further marginalize vulnerable communities by discouraging them from participating in the Census. I’m pleased the court agreed.”

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