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Advocacy & Data

2020 U.S. Census

For the 2020 census, widespread concern exists among leaders across the country that an accurate count will be difficult to achieve. The Trump administration’s decision to include a citizenship question in the survey for the first time since 1950 is the preeminent contributing factor. Demographers, experts and leaders predict that simply including this question will depress response rates in immigrant households and, in particular, across the Hispanic community.

Read more about the 2020 U.S. Census and learn why and how this is could affect Houston.

Data Resources

Click on the links below to download reports.

Legislative Priorities

Over the years, the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's advocacy work has had an indelible impact on its members and the Hispanic business community. In 2018, the Chamber will continue its advocacy work to create a better, more business- friendly Greater Houston region. The Chamber's 2018 legislative priorities are:

  • A permanent legislative solution for DACA recipients
  • Protecting NAFTA
  • Maximizing 2020 Census participation


The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce supports renegotiation efforts that seek to preserve and modernize NAFTA, make it friendlier to the American worker, and introduce new energy-focused provisions to better reflect the global business climate of the 21st century.

Read more about the future of NAFTA and our views about the renegotiation process.


This report offers a detailed look at the economic impact of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and its recipients.

Read more about the position of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in regards to DACA