Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is applauding a federal judges ruling against including a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census, calling the decision “important and great!”
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“As JC is recognized as the single most diverse city in the country per capita – this is important and great!,” Fulop tweeted this morning.
As NPR first reported, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ruled this morning that the President Donald Trump (R) administration, specifically Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, violated the Administrative Procedures Act by adding the citizenship question.
The added question that has generated much controversy was a succinct one: “is this person a citizen of the United States?”
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to weigh in on the question as early as next month.
“We want an accurate count of ppl in Jersey City as we have grown faster than any city in NJ. That is the goal of the census and this ruling will alleviate fear of some ulterior motive. @CensusJC @flannyfun @kmdonath,” Fulop added in a subsequent tweet.
Back in October, Fulop and other officials announced that a census office will be coming to Jersey City by the middle of 2019.
Jersey City will more than likely surpass Newark as New Jersey’s largest city after the 2020 U.S. Census is completed.