Statement from Mayor Lightfoot on Citizenship Question for 2020 Census

July 3, 2019

“From the moment it was announced, cities, states, immigration advocates and government leaders across the country recognized the census citizenship question for what it was—a blatant attempt to scare immigrant and refugee communities into the shadows and undercount the cities and metropolitan areas in which they live. Forcing President Trump to stand down was a victory for our democracy and our values, yet despite this important success, our work isn’t over. We will remain vigilant against any attempts to divide our country or intimidate our communities.”

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