ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Census Citizenship Question

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit, claiming that the Trump administration’s plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census is intentionally discriminatory against immigrants. The group announced the lawsuit in a press release on Wednesday, along with the New York Civil Liberties Union. The New York Immigration Coalition and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee are two of several plaintiffs included in the lawsuit. “A citizenship question on the U.S. census is toxic to New York’s four million immigrants and all New Yorkers, who stand to lose millions of dollars in federal aid and representation in Congress,” said Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition. “We will use every tool at our disposal to fight for a fair and accurate count. This is our New York and we’re not going to lose a dime, or our voices, to the Trump administration in Washington D.C.”