Census to ask about citizenship status

Census to ask about citizenship status

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The controversial announcement has many immigrants anxious that the information obtained from the question could be used against them. States that choose citizens as the proper unit will exclude immigrants who have not naturalized, and states that choose voting-age population could exclude children and other ineligible people, such as felons and the mentally disabled.

Advocates said that immigrants feared they could face deportation if their information was turned over to immigration authorities.

The Census Bureau is banned by law from sharing respondents' answers with anyone.

He said no evidence was provided to the agency that showed a citizenship question would decrease response rates among those who already "generally distrusted government and government information collection efforts, disliked the current administration, or feared law enforcement".

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"I know that no parent in my neighborhood is going to be opening the door for anyone doing a survey", said Morio, 32, a stucco plasterer helping to erect a multimillion-dollar home in Los Angeles.

The new Census Bureau report estimated that Richmond had 227,032 residents as of July 1, 2017, up almost 23,000 people or 11.17 percent from the 2010 Census, which reported 204,214 residents. We agree with this statement, and want to ensure that every aspect of the Census is free from political motivations and that any request to make major changes is supported by analysis and documentation. The Constitution says a count of "all persons". Marion points to how the state is on the cusp of losing one of its two congressional districts in citing the importance of getting an accurate count of the state's population.

Adding to detractors' suspicions is the fact that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was among those urging the president to add the citizenship question.

The state's 1 million Latinos now account for about 9 percent of Georgia's population. Many critics see the move as an extension of the White House's hostility toward immigrants and as an attempt to reduce the 2020 population count in immigrant-rich areas that are predominantly Democratic in advance of redistricting in 2021.

California's attorney general already filed a lawsuit in federal court. The money would be used to provide counselors and census forms at government offices and social centers such as the local Y. It also would pay for laptops because the 2020 Census will be the first to go mostly online.

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Census forms in 2020 are expected to include a question about whether residents are US citizens.

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the questions for the upcoming 2020 count. The members also challenged his decision to forgo testing the question's wording, saying it reflected different motivations and uses in the American Community Survey - including a reference to United States territories that would appear "puzzling" on the 2020 census.

Once an unauthorized immigrant, Gladis Perez benefited from a 1986 amnesty program to legalize her status.

Husbands, wives and unmarried partners who both marked the same response to the sex question on recent questionnaires have been included in the bureau's estimates of same-sex couples.

During the 2010 Census, there were just 10 questions asked.

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