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FIRM Groups Denounce Decision to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

For Immediate Release: March 27, 2018

FIRM Groups Denounce Decision to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

 (WASHINGTON)—Yesterday, the Commerce Secretary included a citizenship question in his 2020 Census questions submission to Congress. Kica Matos, spokesperson for FIRM Action reacted to submission, saying:

“The ramifications of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census is extremely anti-immigrant and intended to deter millions of immigrants from participating for fear of being targeted by this administration. If there is any question of just how radical this effort is, consider that every census since the first enumeration in 1790 included people living in the United States, citizens and non-citizens alike.

This is a direct attempt to undermine our democracy. We are going to fight this with everything we have. We will do everything within our power to ensure that this decision is reversed and that our communities continue to be counted.”

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