The Legislative Latino Caucus applauded a federal court’s decision to block President Donald Trump’s order to exclude undocumented immigrants from being counted in this year’s census.
“This is a major rebuke of the President’s clear attempt to limit the representation of our immigrant, often urban, communities,” the caucus’s members said in a joint statement. “The initial order disregarded precedent, our national character and basic human dignity. It’s reassuring to see the court refuse to accept this affront to our immigrant communities throughout the state and across the country.”
The caucus is chaired by State Sen. Nellie Pou (D-Paterson), and its membership includes State Sens. Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Barrington) and Teresa Ruiz (D-Newark) and Assembly members Gabriela Mosquera (D-Blackwood), Annette Chaparro (D-Hoboken), Annette Quijano (D-Elizabeth), Angelica Jimenez (D-West New York), Pedro Mejia (D-Secaucus), Yvonne Lopez (D-Perth Amboy) and Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Newark).