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  • Census Bureau’s chief scientist warned secretary in memo against adding citizenship question

    06/10/2018 9:00:33 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    An internal memo from the chief scientist of the U.S. Census Bureau warned Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross against adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 census. John Abowd, the agency’s chief scientist and associate director for research and methodology, wrote in the January memo that adding a citizenship question would be "very costly, harms the quality of the census count, and would use substantially less accurate citizenship status data than are available from administrative sources." The document also states that adding the questions would create "major potential quality and cost disruptions" for the 2020 census. The memo does say...
  • Alabama sues Census Bureau for counting undocumented immigrants

    05/22/2018 9:02:36 AM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 May 2018 | Justin Wise
    Alabama has reportedly filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s practice of counting undocumented immigrants in its official Census Bureau population counts. The state filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday arguing that the new census numbers for 2020 will result in Alabama losing a congressional seat and a vote in the Electoral College to a state with a bigger “illegal alien population,” according to the Associated Press.The state of Alabama and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) are the plaintiffs in the suit. Citizens and noncitizens with a residence in the U.S. are included in official census and apportionment counts.
  • Ongoing US Census visits and questioning - FReeper feedback wanted [Vanity]

    05/06/2018 1:42:44 PM PDT · by fwdude · 37 replies
    05/06/18 | FWDude
    Need some thoughts on something I found out from my elderly live-alone mother. She informed me today that she has been in regular contact with a “Census Bureau” worker for about the past 7 years. When I asked how often she said about twice a year. This seems highly out of the ordinary for any census work, especially done by an “assigned” info gatherer. Mom said that the questions have to do with crime/assault and are general in nature. She described the census worker as an elderly white woman, but I’m still not buying it. Worker has contacted her by...
  • Democrats Push For Internal Documents On 2020 Census Citizenship Question

    04/24/2018 2:07:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    NPR ^ | April 24, 2018 | by Hansi Lo Wang
    Democratic lawmakers are calling for a subpoena to force the U.S. Census Bureau and Commerce Department to release internal documents about the decision to add a controversial citizenship question to forms for the upcoming national headcount. The request comes two weeks before a congressional oversight hearing on the 2020 census. "We believe these documents are critical for our Committee," write all 18 Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in a letter to its chairman, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, "to understand the concerns raised internally by career experts at the Census Bureau itself about the...
  • Map reveals the largest ethnic and religious group 'in every US County'...................

    04/21/2018 6:39:44 PM PDT · by caww · 113 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 4/20/2018 | created by Reddit user delugetheory
    combines 2016 Census data on ethnicity with 2010 data on religion from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. It does not include atheism or no religion, and only shows pluralities, meaning the group shown may not be an absolute majority in the county. The county-level data shows intriguing patterns across the US.
  • Hispanic Population in the United States - Census Maps

    04/21/2018 7:17:50 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 26 replies
    The Census Bureau ^ | 2010 | U.S. Department of the Census
    Here are two maps (scroll down after accessing website) which give some information on Hispanic population for the 2010 Census. Click here for 2010 Hispanic Population MapsHere's what I found years earlier for the 2000 Census. Far better: Click here for detailed reporting via maps of Hispanic population in the U.S.
  • Two Whitefish Bay students win first prize in C-SPAN competition

    04/17/2018 9:02:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Two Whitefish Bay High School students have won first prize for the documentary they submitted in C-SPAN's national 2018 StudentCam competition. Will Foote and James Dyer will receive $3,000 for their documentary "WI Votes Count?", which focuses on gerrymandering and the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause. The documentary is scheduled to be aired on C-SPAN and throughout the day April 20, according to a news release from C-SPAN. Fellow Whitefish Bay students Patricia Mathu, Emma Mitchell and Jong Jung were third-prize winners and will receive $750 for their documentary "Neither Snow Nor Rain" about the Postal Clause. Dyer said he...
  • Census Citizenship Question: There are 5 arguments against it, and they're all bogus

    04/06/2018 4:34:14 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | IBD Editorial Board
    Enumeration: As soon as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced that the 2020 Census would include a citizenship question, a flurry of protests erupted. But a closer look at the arguments against adding this question shows that none holds water. So what explains the fierce opposition? You'd think that adding a question about the citizenship of people living in the United States every 10 years would not be a source of controversy. But the attack has been brutal. Former Attorney General Eric Holder called it "a direct attack on our representative democracy." And that was one of the more polite responses....
  • Census staff warned of immigrant fears long before citizenship question

    04/04/2018 12:15:20 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | April 3, 2018 | By EMILY GOODIN
    The Census Bureau warned last fall, that based on focus groups and pre-testing for the 2020 Census, its staff members were reporting increased fear among immigrants that the information they volunteered would be used against them and their families. And on Tuesday, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman cited similar fears as he led 18 states, six major cities, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors in filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. The state of California has already filed a separate suit. “This is a blatant effort to...
  • Legal analysis: Are you a citizen? Here's what happens if you lie on the census.

    04/02/2018 8:54:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 2, 2018 | by Danny Cevallos
    It's a federal crime not to answer census questions or to give false information. But here's why you shouldn't worry about being prosecuted. Article I, Section 2, of the Constitution requires the enumeration of people in the U.S. every 10 years for the purpose of apportioning congressional representatives. The "Census Clause" also requires that representatives be apportioned among the states "according to their respective Numbers." Federal law provides that anyone who refuses to answer or willfully neglects to answer any of the questions in connection with any census or survey shall be fined a maximum of $100, or a maximum...
  • Liberals' Reaction to the Census Citizenship Question Is Why We Should Push For It At All Costs

    04/02/2018 5:21:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | April 2, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Last Monday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that his state would be filing suit against the Trump administration, not for conducting a door-to-door Eisenhower-style round-up of illegals in the state or even for slapping a coat of paint and some duct tape on a few broken-down sections of border fencing (not that they wouldn’t totally sue for those things), but rather for a simple question the Department of Commerce plans to add to the 2020 Census. “Filing suit against @realdonaldtrump's Administration over decision to add #citizenship question on #2020Census. Including the question is not just a bad idea —...
  • Census citizenship question sparks firestorm of protest

    03/31/2018 7:50:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 31, 2018 | Steve Kurtz
    Are you a citizen of the United States? It seems like a simple enough question. But the Trump administration’s plan to add it to the 2020 census has caused a firestorm of protest. A multi-state lawsuit, led by New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is being brought to prevent the question from appearing on the census. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed a separate lawsuit over the same issue. Opponents claim the citizenship question will keep people from filling out the census, especially those not legally residing in the U.S. As Schneiderman put it in a release, the Trump...
  • Bill Clinton’s Census Asked About Citizenship

    03/30/2018 2:52:22 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    ntk network ^ | 03.27.2018
    Former President Bill Clinton’s Department of Commerce asked about citizenship in their 2000 census. Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez said that asking a citizenship question on the census was “a craven attack on our democracy and a transparent attempt to intimidate immigrant communities.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said the decision violated the Constitution. However, the 2000 U.S. Census long-form questionnaire, which went out to an “average of one in six households,” included questions about citizenship. Where was the Democrats’ outrage in 2000 over questions about citizenship?
  • 24 million could skip Census because of citizenship question: Report

    03/30/2018 9:24:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 133 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The man who ran the 2000 census for the Clinton administration predicted Friday that more than 24 million people may refuse to take part in the 2020 count now that the survey is going to ask about citizenship status. Robert Shapiro, who was under secretary at the Commerce Department during the 2000 count, called the decision to ask about citizenship “dangerous.” He predicted 6.8 million illegal immigrants will duck the count altogether, as would about half of the 8.8 million legal residents who live in a household with an illegal immigrant present. The other half, he said, will likely lie...
  • Illegal Immigration Gives Cities Political Power

    03/30/2018 8:10:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | March 30, 2018 | By JAMES W. LUCAS
    he Commerce Department has announced that a question will be added to the 2020 Census asking about respondents’ citizenship status. Democrats have responded with fury. While their argument is that the question will discourage illegal immigrants from participating in the survey, there is another, related reason why the urban elites who now dominate the Democratic party are afraid of this simple question. With this question, the 2020 Census will better quantify the extent to which immigration, including illegal immigration, gives Democrats disproportionate political power - despite the fact that immigrants themselves are not allowed to vote. This happens because seats...
  • Opinion: Trump wants to reframe the census to fit his definition of America, not protect Americans

    03/30/2018 6:18:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 58 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 29, 2018 | by Michelle Chen
    The purpose of an accurate census count is to help the government understand the people for whom it is responsible — full stop. A fully inclusive census is vital for informing policy-making, whether determining how many roadways are required for a region’s population, monitoring local public health trends or ensuring our tax dollars are fairly allocated to school districts. Trump’s move to add a citizenship question to the census follows months of intense opposition across Washington and civil society. Asking about citizenship status (a question that federal authorities have deliberately left off the census since 1950) risks alienating many prospective...
  • Democrats Fear Illegal Aliens Losing Elected Representation After 2020 Census

    03/29/2018 7:36:35 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2018 | John Binder
    Democrats are concerned that illegal aliens will lose their elected representation following the 2020 Census, which will ask respondents whether or not they are United States citizens. Though American citizens living in states have had to deal with their votes being diluted by the votes of citizens living amongst large illegal alien populations for decades, Democrats remain worried for illegal aliens and their elected representation. Juan Escalante, an open borders activist, raised concerns for illegal aliens in the Huffington Post: This question about U.S. citizenship could have damaging effects on our nation. Not only would taxpayers see their states losing...
  • Census Citizenship Question Flushes Out Democrats

    03/28/2018 6:23:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush ^ | March 28, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I can’t emphasize this enough. I had a conversation with Mr. Snerdley. He came in here today, “You know what? This thing with these Democrats going ape over the question on the new census form about citizenship, you know what that’s doing?” I said, “What?” “That is exposing for everybody the truth of what you’ve been saying for the last 20 years about this. You’ve been telling people the Democrats only care about this because they want more voters and they want more dependence on the government and they want more people that can’t do anything for themselves, so...
  • Tucker: 'The Left Almost Lost Consciousness' Over Census' Immigration Question

    03/28/2018 10:32:15 AM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 27, 2018 | Tucker Carlson
    Video:Tucker Carlson said the political left loudly objected to the return of a question in the U.S. census that asks about citizenship status. Carlson reminded the audience that the main point of the census is to apportion congressional districts. "The left came close to losing consciousness today," Carlson said, after Secretary Wilbur Ross and the Commerce Department announced their 2020 census would again ask about citizenship status. The question was absent from the 2010 census and was a fixture on the form from 1820 to 1950.
  • Rubio says asking citizenship question on census in Florida should be ‘no problem’

    03/28/2018 9:50:04 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 31 replies ^ | 2/28/18 | Mary Ellen Klas
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio departed from his Miami colleagues Tuesday and said the decision by Commerce Secretary Ross on Monday to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census is, essentially, no big deal. “I personally don’t see the problem with it,″ Rubio told reporters at a “pen and pad” briefing in Tallahassee Tuesday. “I think there’s a lot of noise being made about it.” Rubio’s comments diverge from the opinion of other members of Congress from South Florida who have said they fear some people could be dissuaded from answering the census if the citizenship question is asked. It...