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STATEMENT FROM BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ RE: Supreme Court Ruling on the 2020 Census

The Supreme Court has thankfully rejected President Trump’s odious attempt to weaponize the 2020 Census against immigrant communities and communities of color. This is a welcome ruling, but we must still ensure that everyone is counted next year. The Census should be inclusive so that all our communities are counted and heard. Since becoming president, President Trump has done nothing but find ways to divide this country, literally building walls between the realities of the contributions that immigrants have made.

“The Census should not be used as a list to deport and divide families or as a political tool to hijack our democracy. The proposed changes on the 2020 Census were an insidious way for the federal government to deprive Hispanic communities of a voice in government. Thanks to this ruling, our system of checks-and-balance came through to protect all of our communities,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

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