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.