Trump Administration from Demanding Citizenship Info in 2020 Census
Citizenship Demand Would Depress Turnout in States with Large Immigrant Populations – Threatening States’ Fair Representation in Congress and Electoral College, as well as Billions in Critical Federal Funds
BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, part of a coalition of 18 Attorneys General, six cities, and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors, today filed a lawsuit to block the Trump Administration from demanding citizenship information in the 2020 decennial Census. Demanding citizenship information would depress Census turnout in states with large immigrant populations, directly threatening those states’ fair representation in Congress and the Electoral College, as well as billions of dollars in critical federal funds for education, infrastructure, Medicaid, and more.
“The Trump Administration’s decision to demand citizenship information is an attempt to intimidate voters and to suppress the vote,” said Attorney General Frosh. “It will undermine the accuracy of the Census, result in the loss of federal funds for Maryland and deprive our state of fair representation in Congress. This maneuver will not withstand constitutional scrutiny.”
Read more in the full press release:http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/press/2018/040318.pdf