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Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh. New Jersey Globe Photo.

Officials support challenge to census citizenship questions

By David Wildstein, April 22 2019 9:23 am

Paterson mayor Andre Sayegh and Passaic mayor Hector Lora will join immigrant families from Make the Road New Jersey at a rally this morning at Passaic city hall to denounce citizenship questions on the 2020 U.S. Census.

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments on the challenge that seeks to remove the citizenship question from the census.

Organizers of the rally say that the “citizenship question threatens the complete count and is another racist and xenophobic move by the administration to dehumanize immigrant and low income communities.”

Government leaders in New Jersey view a complete count as a critical component to the state receiving billions in federal funding and political representation.

Sayegh, Lora and other political and community leaders are expected to support a budget resolution backed by State Sen. Nellie Pou (D-North Haledon) and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Perth Amboy) to fund census outreach programs in New Jersey.

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