New York Immigration Coalition v. Trump
What's at Stake
The American Civil Liberties Union, New York Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Texas, and Arnold & Porter filed a federal lawsuit July 24, 2020, on behalf of immigrants’ rights groups challenging President Trump’s order seeking to block people who are undocumented from being counted in the U.S. census.
Plaintiffs are the New York Immigration Coalition, Make the Road New York, CASA, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, ADC Research Institute, and FIEL Houston.
The action “challenges President Trump’s lawless attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from the ‘persons’ who must be counted in the census for purposes of apportioning congressional seats to states.”
“The constitutional mandate is clear — every person counts in the census. Undocumented immigrants are people — and nothing President Trump does or says changes that fact,” said Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project, who successfully argued the U.S. Supreme Court case blocking the Trump administration from placing a citizenship question on the 2020 census in its attempt to intimidate immigrant communities from participating. “Trump tried once to weaponize the census against immigrant communities, and failed. He will fail again.”
The lawsuit, New York Immigration Coalition v. Trump, was filed in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York.
New York Immigration Coalition v. Trump: ACLU Brief to Supreme Court
Date Filed: 11/16/2020
ORDER - Census Decision
Date Filed: 09/10/2020
MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT OR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
Date Filed: 08/07/2020
Date Filed: 08/06/2020
COMPLAINT - New York Immigration Coalition v. Trump
Date Filed: 07/24/2020
ACLU Comment on Biden Revocation of Trump Anti-Immigrant Census Policy
ACLU Comment on Trump Administration Reportedly Ending Efforts to Exclude Undocumented Immigrants From Census Count
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Census Ruling
ACLU Comment on Supreme Court Action in Challenge to Trump Census Order
Joint Statement on Census Ruling
ACLU Comment on Federal Court Ruling Blocking Trump Anti-Immigrant Census Order