Attorney General James to Challenge Trump Administration Over Illegal Census Order

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump signing an illegal presidential memorandum seeking to completely exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Decennial Census population count to shift the power of balance in Congress:

“No one ceases to be a person because they lack documentation. Under the law, every person residing in the U.S. during the census, regardless of status, must be counted. 

“We beat the president before in court, and we’ll challenge him once again on the census. We will continue to lead this fight because we will not allow the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant policies to tip the balance of power in the nation.”