Published: Sun, April 01, 2018
Medical | By Jackie Banks

City Pols Blast Trump Administration Decision to Add Citizenship Question to Census

City Pols Blast Trump Administration Decision to Add Citizenship Question to Census

SANDERS, on the Trump administration's decision to ask people about their citizenship in the 2020 census: "This is a question that's been included in every census since 1965 with the exception of 2010, when it was removed.

Adding an untested question could seriously impair the Bureau's ability to produce an accurate population count and result in increased costs to the Census".

The law was changed in 1978 to prohibit the Census Bureau from sharing information with other government agencies for a period of 72 years after it collects personal data.

The only possible explanation for inclusion of a citizenship question is to skew the data for political gain.

Finally, it is important to recognize that the census, by virtue of its attempt to count all of the population, is the backbone of thousands of government and private sector surveys that guide decision-making over the course of the entire next decade.

The U.S. census goes back to 1790 and is required by the Constitution.

Blue states began suing the administration over the question just one day after the announcement, arguing that its inclusion will deter some from taking the census and lead to an inaccurate count.

Washington's plan to ask about citizenship during the United States census drew sharp rebukes from Democrats on Tuesday, setting the stage for a bruising partisan brawl with electoral implications.

"But most Americans have never heard of Title 13", says Shapiro.

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Immigrants and those who live with immigrants are troubled by confidentiality and data-sharing aspects of the count, Mikelyn Meyers, a researcher at the Census Bureau's Center for Survey Measurement, told a meeting of the bureau's National Advisory Committee in November. For the national head count, all USA households will encounter the question: "Is this person a citizen of the United States?"

I can not relay how disappointed I am in @CommerceGov's decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 Decennial #Census.

And that brings me to the 2020 census. "And for the approximately 70 percent of non-citizens who already answer this question accurately on the [American Community Survey], the question is no additional imposition".

The Census Bureau, part of the Commerce Department, has not asked about citizenship in the 10-year survey since 1950.

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 2016 court ruling was unanimous in finding that apportioning congressional districts on the basis of population is constitutional, but it did not deal with whether states could choose to do so on the basis of the number of citizens or even eligible voting-age population in the future.

It is no wonder California has an "open border" policy toward undocumented immigrants, as it results is a greater representation in Congress and more federal funding for programs.

The list of proposed questions, which are included in the document at the end of this article, contains each question and a little bit of information about each one. Marion said concern about that widespread: "Many people from chambers of commerce to social scientists to civil rights leaders have said that asking a citizenship question will likely lead to many people not participating whether they're citizens or not". Not so, says the president's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Without testing properly ahead of time, we won't know the potential consequences of this change until it may be too late to address them.

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