Asian Americans Advancing Justice communications staff at the 2019 Advancing Justice Conference. Engaging press, social media, and digital platforms are essential parts of GOTC campaigns.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice communications staff at the 2019 Advancing Justice Conference. Engaging press, social media, and digital platforms are essential parts of GOTC campaigns.

LATEST CENSUS UPDATES FROM ADVANCING JUSTICE

Maryland Federal Court Blocks Trump Administration’s Addition of a Citizenship Question

April 5, 2019, press release from Advancing Justice | AAJC on a big win regarding our lawsuit with MALDEF as Maryland federal judge blocks citizenship question on the census.

Trial Beings Today in Federal Lawsuit Accusing Trump Administration of Anti-Minority Motive Behind Census Citizenship Question

January 2. 2019, press release from Advancing Justice | AAJC on our lawsuit that alleges that the Trump administration officials and others intentionally conspired to deprive racial minorities of their constitutional rights.

It’s in the Constitution: For the Census, Every Person Counts

April 18, 2018, opinion piece by Advancing Justice | AAJC and NALEO Educational Fund on how an accurate census should legally count every person living in the United States.

Asian Americans May Lose Out in Trump Administration's Census

March 28, 2018, Advancing Justice | AAJC talks about the potential harm of a citizenship question on the census with NPR.

The Census is vital for a functioning society, and for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved populations, the Census makes sure that our communities are not undercounted, rendered invisible, or unable to access necessary resources.
— John C. Yang, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

LATEST NEWS ABOUT THE CENSUS

Conservatives, Often Wary of Foreign Law, Embrace it in Census Case

April 29, 2019, New York Times, Supreme Court discusses using examples of foreign law for census citizenship question case.

DOJ Official Ignores House Subpoena to Testify on Census Citizenship Question

April 25, 2019, The Hill, John Gore, head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, did not appear for his scheduled deposition with investigators on the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

Learning How the Supreme Court’s Decision on the Census Could Alter American Politics

April 24, 2019, New York Times, Implications of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

Trump on Track for Supreme Court Victory on Census Citizenship Question

April 23, 2019, CNBC, The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority on Tuesday appeared inclined to hand President Donald Trump a victory on his administration’s plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a move opponents call a Republican effort to deter immigrants from taking part.

Trump Administration Census Citizenship Question Plans Halted by Third Judge

April 8, 2019, NPR, A third federal judge has found the decision to include it on forms for the national head count to be unlawful.

ALA Joins Group Addressing Census Citizenship Question

April 2, 2019, American Libraries, On April 1, the American Library Association (ALA) joined an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court opposing the last-minute addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Second Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Census Citizenship Question Plans

March 6, 2019, NPR, U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg of California found that the administration's decision to add the question violated administrative law.

Asian American Advocates Wary of Census Politicization as Supreme Court Fast-Tracks Citizenship Case

February 15, 2019, NBC News, Asian-American community advocates are worried that the Census' proposed citizenship question could grow more politicized after the Supreme Court announced today that it will take up the battle over a citizenship question for the 2020 census.

Trump Administration to Ask Supreme Court to Decide Citizenship Question’s Fate

January 22, 2019, NPR, The Trump administration is planning to ask the Supreme Court to review a lower court's ruling that blocks the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, according to a Justice Department filing released Tuesday.

Judge Orders Trump Administration to Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question

January 15, 2019, NPR, A federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

DOJ, Asked About Census Confidentiality, Crafted Intentionally Vague Answer

November 19, 2018, NPR, The Justice Department has discussed the possibility that federal law protecting the confidentiality of responses to the U.S. census may eventually be reconsidered, an internal Trump administration email shows.

Census Bureau to Test How Controversial Citizenship Question Affects Responses

December 6, 2018, NPR, Next year, the U.S. Census Bureau is planning to launch its first-ever field test of a 2020 census form that includes the controversial citizenship question added by the Trump administration. The bureau wants to know how that question may affect responses to the upcoming national head count, the agency announced Thursday.