July 21, 2020
NEWARK — The following statement in response to President Trump’s Memorandum attempting to exclude undocumented persons from apportionment counts can be attributed to Ryan P. Haygood, President & CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice:
“Through today’s memorandum regarding Census data, President Trump is attempting to exclude undocumented people from representation in our government. This is both unconstitutional and morally reprehensible.
“Everyone counts in the Census. Everyone – regardless of race, age or citizenship status – everyone must be counted. New Jersey alone receives billions in federal funds allocated through an accurate Census count. The administration action today does not change that and a full count is as important as ever. Take the Census now at 2020census.gov.