TechNet Comments on Administration Memo Excluding Undocumented Immigrants from House Apportionment Count
Washington, DC — TechNet President and CEO Linda Moore made the following statement regarding the administration’s memo excluding undocumented immigrants from the apportionment count for seats in the House of Representatives.
“Excluding undocumented immigrants from the apportionment count emanating from the Census only hurts our country’s ability to respond to the needs of those who live here and contribute to our communities. Many undocumented immigrants, including some of over 700,000 Dreamers, contribute to our economy and pay taxes. The Census is supposed to provide an accurate picture of America to ensure proper representation. Congress should work to pass immigration reform that helps legalize these individuals who have already made significant contributions to our country.”