2020 Census

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) is the leading civil rights voice of the Latino community.

CENSUS 2020 INFORMATION

LATINOS SUCCESSFULLY INTERVENE IN ALABAMA LAWSUIT THAT WOULD HAVE CERTAIN IMMIGRANTS TREATED AS NON-PERSONS UNDER CONSTITUTION

Latino voters and a grassroots organization will be allowed to intervene as defendants in a lawsuit filed by the State of Alabama that seeks to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census count of all persons in the United States, a federal court ruled today.

MARYLAND FEDERAL COURT REJECTS TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MOTION TO DISMISS CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION LAWSUIT

A federal court today rejected the Trump Administration’s request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by civil rights organizations that challenges the addition of a citizenship question to Census 2020 on the grounds that it is discriminatory and motivated by racial animus.

LAWSUIT ON 2020 CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION UPDATED TO INCLUDE NATIVE AMERICAN GROUPS AND CHARGE GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY

Native American groups have joined a lawsuit filed by attorneys representing Latino and Asian American plaintiffs alleging that the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 Census was motivated by racial animus and will result in a severe undercount of minorities, according to civil rights attorneys.

MALDEF AND ADVANCING JUSTICE SUE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, CHALLENGING ADDITION OF CITIZENSHIP QUESTION TO 2020 CENSUS

The Trump administration’s eleventh-hour decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census violates the U.S. Constitution because it is racially discriminatory and could result in a severe undercount of minorities, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by nearly two dozen groups and individuals.

MALDEF STATEMENT ON COMMERCE DEPARTMENT'S APPROVAL OF A POLITICALLY CHARGED QUESTION ON CITIZENSHIP ON THE 2020 U.S. CENSUS

In March 2007, MALDEF joined a class action lawsuit seeking to recover millions of dollars in wages owed to construction workers under California wage and hour laws. The claims for unpaid wages could affect over a thousand workers throughout California who work for defendants Western Insulation, Paragon Schmid, or Masco Contractor Services.

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