SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today on the Trump administration’s memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce to exclude undocumented immigrants when determining congressional representation following the 2020 Census.
“Counting every person in our country through the Census is a principle so foundational that it is written into our Constitution. This latest action by the administration to exclude undocumented immigrants when determining representation in Congress, rooted in racism and xenophobia, is a blatant attack on our institutions and our neighbors.
“In California, we will not back down from our historic work to achieve a fair and accurate Census count. To all Californians, including members of our immigrant communities, know that this is your home, and it is your right to be counted here.”