New York, NY – “¡Victoria para nuestra ciudad! Today U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh ordered the Census Bureau to keep conducting the census count until October 31. This is a win for New York and gives us another month to get a complete count in the City. We have seen the Trump Administration try and fail, again and again, to exclude immigrants from the census count and diminish the power of big cities like New York. Shortening the census counting period was just their latest attempt to undercount cities like New York, and they failed again. The stakes couldn’t be higher. The census is about money, power, and respect. New Yorkers are determined to secure every federal dollar we deserve for health care, housing, public education, roads, and more; ensure we keep our congressional representation intact, and show this Administration that no one messes with New York City. Donald Trump will undoubtedly try to undermine this judicial order in the coming days, just as he has undermined the count from the beginning. We will continue working tirelessly until the last second of any deadline.We have to make sure every single New Yorker gets counted and gets the resources and representation they deserve for the next ten years. No one messes with New York.”