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National Faith Leader Condemns Trump Memo Excluding Undocumented Immigrants from Census

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 21, 2020

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Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, (202) 735-7123

Austin Schuler, aschuler@faithinpubliclife.org, (540) 280-3393

National Faith Leader Condemns Trump Memo Excluding Undocumented Immigrants from Census

Washington, D.C. — President Trump signed a memorandum excluding undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census count. 

Rev. Jennifer Butler, CEO of Faith in Public Life:

“President Trump’s latest attempt to turn the 2020 Census into a tool of discrimination is immoral, unconstitutional nonsense. The Supreme Court already struck down his attempt to insert a discriminatory citizenship question into the 2020 Census. Today’s memo is even more brazen and bigoted. It is political theatre for an audience of white supremacists.

Faith leaders in every state are working to ensure that all people in this nation are counted in the 2020 Census. Everyone counts in the eyes of God. Everyone must be counted by our government.”


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