WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court decision to block the citizenship question from the 2020 United States Census.
“This is a huge victory for all Americans,” said USHCC President & CEO Ramiro A. Cavazos. “The USHCC is very thankful that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that everyone should be counted. Latinos represent our nation’s future, as much as our past. We must be counted accurately to be respected and to ensure representation.”
The USHCC opposes the addition of the citizenship question, as it will discourage participation from the American immigrant community, regardless of legal status. Removing this question is a step in the right direction, and helps ensure that all voices are heard in the Census. A more accurate census helps inform our advocacy to the benefit of the Hispanic business and chamber community.
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About the USHCC
The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that combined, contribute over $700 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. For more information, please visit ushcc.com. Follow us on Twitter @USHCC.