Attorney General James Continues Fight to Ensure Undocumented Immigrants Are Included in Congressional Apportionment

Posted to Applied Web NY on Fri, 08/07/2020 - 22:08

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued the following statement after filing a motion for partial summary judgment or, in the alternative, a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit to halt President Donald Trump’s efforts to illegally leave millions of undocumented immigrants out of the congressional apportionment base following the conclusion of the 2020 Decennial Census:

“As President Trump double-downs on anti-immigrant policies that he’s championed since his first campaign, our immigrant communities continue to pay the price,” said Attorney General Letitia James. “Despite the constant fearmongering and xenophobia we’ve seen from the White House, one thing still remains true: Everyone counts, therefore everyone must be counted, regardless of immigration status. We will not hesitate to take every legal action available to ensure all communities are properly represented in Congress, and get the federal funding they need and deserve.”

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