KIPP Foundation Statement on the Supreme Court 2020 Census Citizenship Question Case

The KIPP Foundation, along with a group of education and civil rights organizations, submitted an amicus brief to the United States Supreme Court in support of New York’s challenge to the inclusion of a citizenship question into the 2020 Census. The KIPP Foundation, Advocates for Children of New York, New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, and UnidosUS warned a citizenship question would “exacerbate the undercount that already plagues immigrant communities of color.”

Today, The Supreme Court rejected the reason stated by President Donald Trump’s administration’s for adding a question on citizenship to the census.  Below is KIPP Foundation CEO Richard Barth‘s statement in response to the ruling.

 “We are very pleased with the outcome of the Supreme Court’s ruling today not to include an immigration question in the 2020 Census for now. We believe it is critically important students receive the funding and resources they need. Ensuring an accurate Census is one of the most fundamental steps we take as a nation towards educational equity. Today’s decision represents a positive step towards that achievement and one that will help our students at KIPP achieve their dreams.”