Trump administration adding citizenship question to 2020 census
Apr 02 2018 by Lorena Waters
"I would never answer, because I don't have papers", the 46-year-old native of Guatemala said as she set out for a walk in the Hollywood Hills on Tuesday morning, a husky and German shepherd in tow. "I have a son".
Critics contend that asking the question will inhibit participation among immigrants who are nervous about government queries in a highly charged political environment. Democrats say it is an effort to intimidate immigrants and will lead to inaccurate counts in areas with large immigrant populations. They also confirmed that the previous draft, which had proposed the inclusive questions, was an error. If census officials expect this question to provide an accurate response, they are ignorant of basic surveying principles. Finally, the Census Bureau unfortunately continues to face an alarming leadership vacuum as the decennial census approaches.
Even the USA government once used Census information improperly to forcibly relocate 120,000 Japanese-Americans. In 2016, 80 members of Congress even wrote a letter urging the Bureau to collect data about LGBTQ+ people in the next census. If that seems like the most confused question you've heard, you might have missed the morning papers. Camarota said. "I think it's not an unreasonable concern". He is single and does not have children.
Donovan went on to refute recent claims that the question will deter immigrants from participating in the 2020 Census, claiming that a recent study concluded that "the introduction of legal status questions does not appear to have an appreciable chilling effect on participation". A census undercount would only make that plight worse.
As a result of the 2010 Census, Washington state, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Georgia and SC gained one seat each in the House while Texas gained four seats and Florida two seats.This did not occur without effect.
Some 12 states are considering a lawsuit to block the administration, arguing that the change would cause undercounting and violate the Constitution, which clearly states that the goal of the census is to get an accurate count of everyone who lives in this country, regardless of status. An undercount would mean less money for schools, health care, roads and other services. The argument over including it this time really has far more to do with making political statements, and the fears being stoked and importance of the information the question will yield both are overblown. "All the projections have Clark County growing the fastest out of the seven counties". The Maryland jurisdiction of almost 900,000 people borders Washington, D.C., with 65 percent of the population African American.
She directly challenged the Trump administration's justification for adding the citizenship question, addressing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross′ memo on the question.
"The citizenship question is in the field constantly in the ACS".
California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has also announced he will file a suit to stop the new question, said: "We're hoping that [what] we do is win this lawsuit, remove a very biased question from the census and then do everything we can to get people to participate".
Because the citizenship question is already in the annual community surveys, we know that more than half of America's foreign-born residents are not citizens, and foreign-born residents make up 13.2 percent of the overall population.
For instance, in the 2000 long form, the question was "Is this person a CITIZEN of the United States?"
Later, the census added the American Community Survey, conducted every year and sent to 3.5 million households.
Once an unauthorized immigrant, Gladis Perez benefited from a 1986 amnesty program to legalize her status.