Senator Umberg Issues Statement on Trump’s Unconstitutional Attack on the US Census

July 21, 2020


SACRAMENTO - Today, Senator Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana), Chair of Senate Select Committee on the 2020 United States Census, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s signing of a memorandum Excluding Illegal Aliens From the Apportionment Base Following the 2020 Census (attached) Tuesday that calls for an unprecedented change to the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the country.

“The question of whether EVERY inhabitant of the United States should be counted was determined 145 years ago by the Civil War. Although President Trump believes the wrong side won that war – it is now settled that every person must be counted. He is putting his personal vendetta against California and its people above the law. This ceaseless war against California and ALL its residents is morally appalling and illegal. The United States Constitution guarantees that all residents are counted regardless of citizenship, place of birth, or ethnicity,” said Senator Umberg.


Senator Thomas Umberg represents the 34th Senate District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Orange, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, and Westminster. Umberg is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, former federal prosecutor, and small businessman. He and his wife, Brigadier General Robin Umberg, USA (ret.), live in Orange County.