The Trump administration said it does not know how many immigrants might be excluded from the Census under a 2019 presidential order, but it still urged the Supreme Court on Monday to overturn lower courts that blocked the proposal.
Local leaders came together during the U.S. Conference of Mayors in support of extending the deadline for the 2020 Census.
Leaving undocumented residents out of the Census could result in Arizona losing out on nearly $900 million in federal funding.
The deadline for this year’s 2020 Census was pushed back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so Americans now have until Oct. 31 to make themselves count.
Experts have blamed the lack of internet access in Indian Country and the arrival of the coronavirus for tribes' low Census response rates.
State and local officials are working to spread the word about the Census, as an accurate count is important to receive adequate federal funding.
Arizona's Indigenous Communities are fighting to count in the 2020 Census despite challenges with language, technology, and lack of local census takers.