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On March 12, 2020 households began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Because of the pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau have changed the deadline to complete the Census. Households now have until September 30, 2020 to complete their responses either online, by paper, or by telephone

Although the U.S. Supreme Court prevented the Trump administration from including a question asking whether a person is a U.S. citizen in the 2020 Census, immigrants continue to express fear and confusion about filling out the Census. This fear and confusion continued when the Trump administration announced in July 2020 that it intends to exclude undocumented immigrants from the Census overall count that determines how many Congressional representatives each state receives.

Despite these attacks, immigrants should complete the Census. Completing the Census 2020 is a very easy, and safe, way to voice your idea, even if the administration doesn’t want you to.

These resources help demystify myths surrounding the 2020 Census and why it matters that immigrants get counted.

To learn more about the impact of COVID-19 on the 2020 Census and how to get involved in advocacy efforts, visit our Coronavirus and Immigration: ILRC’s Resources and Responses page.









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Public Comments / Sign-on Letters
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On June 6, 2022, the ILRC submitted a comment on USCIS Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.  The comment encourages USCIS to amend the form to be shorter, to eliminate unnecessary questions, and to provide clarification where needed. The comment also asks USCIS to withdraw the discretionary factors used to adjudicate the form.
FAQs & Explainers
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DACA has undergone turbulent changes since it was announced in 2012. Terminated and reinstated numerous times since, these changes have shown the urgent need to pass a permanent and inclusive legislative solution that will provide a pathway to citizenship not only to DACA recipients but their family members. In the meantime, the Biden administration must fulfill its campaign promise to protect DACA recipients and their parents. The ILRC collected 12 critical proposals from DACA recipients and legal advocates to ensure that any executive action regarding the DACA program aligns with our community values.