Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

BK Lawmakers React To 2020 Census Citizenship Question

The addition of a question of citizenship in the Census of 2020 has triggered a strong wave of criticism and warning from Latino representatives in Congress BK Lawmakers React To 2020 Census Citizenship Question
Isabel Fisher | 01 April, 2018, 00:57

The bill Bennet co-sponsored says it would "prohibit the Secretary of Commerce from including any census question regarding United States citizenship or immigration status".

Trump's critics say the citizenship question would result in an undercount on the census because immigrants would avoid responding to it.

The concern from Becerra, Schneiderman and others is that people living in the USA who are either not citizens or not in the country legally will be far more reluctant to fill out the Census, thus skewing the data received and depriving certain states the congressional representation they ought to have and the government spending it needs.

"Secretary Ross found that the need for accurate citizenship data and the limited burden that the reinstatement of the citizenship question would impose outweigh fears about a potentially lower response rate". 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.

At the start of every decade, the bureau counts the total number of people in the United States - not the total number of citizens - to determine each state's congressional influence and other relevant matters. They argue that asking about citizenship on the census would undermine the goal of counting every person because it would discourage people from participating.

"Fouling" the Census is the way The Washington Post described the administration's plan.

At least 12 states are planning federal lawsuits to block Ross' decision to add the citizenship question in 2020, saying it will lead to fewer people being counted.


Conducted once a decade, the USA census began collecting data about same-sex couples in 1990, when the "unmarried partner" category was added to the relationship question to measure the growing trend of couples living together before tying the knot. While many Hispanic and Asian children were born in the US and are therefore citizens, they may not be included in the census if their foreign-born noncitizen parents choose not to respond.

The Trump administration has chose to reinstate a US Census question about citizenship to "help enforce" the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Re "California files suit over 2020 census" (March 28): In an ideal world, asking about citizenship on a census would be OK, but this is not an ideal world.

In its latest report, the Census Bureau also revised the 2016 estimate for Richmond upward, from 223,170 people to 225,288 people.

The U.S. decennial census is a hallowed institution that lies at the heart of our democracy. And this decision may well be why the Trump administration has made this change.

The Census Bureau delivered its planned questions for the 2020 Census - including those about citizenship - to Congress on Thursday. It is a giant civic engagement project that allows people to proclaim that they are residents of this great land and, by virtue of the Constitution, which mandates it, ensures that they will be fairly represented in Congress. People tend to have a good feeling about participating in it. An estimated 2.1 percent of the African-American and 1.5 percent of the Hispanic population were missed during the last Census. Furthermore, the proposed question is about citizenship, not legal status. That means residents who are missed or who dodge the survey - whether out of fears of deportation or distrust of the government - simply do not get counted.

Recommended

Ex-Catalan Minister Gives Herself up to Edinburgh Police Ex-Catalan Minister Gives Herself up to Edinburgh Police Meanwhile, the Scottish Government is to raise concerns over the use of European arrest warrants with the European Commission. This offence is punishable by up to 30 years imprisonment.

$521 million Mega Millions jackpot won by single ticket in New Jersey $521 million Mega Millions jackpot won by single ticket in New Jersey The victor will receive an estimated $521 million, amounting to the fourth largest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions. The winning Mega Millions ticket was sold at a Lukoil station in Riverdale, N.J., in Morris County, ABC reported .

Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd Among 2018 Hall of Fame Class Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd Among 2018 Hall of Fame Class He ranks second all-time in assists in National Basketball Association history (12,091) and third in career triple double (107). Hill finished his career with seven All-Star appearances, First Team All-NBA honors in 1996-97 and was the Rookie of the Year.

French police seek driver who tried to run down soldiers in Alps French police seek driver who tried to run down soldiers in Alps The vegan lives in Saint Gaudens, a village not far from the Pyrenees mountains and the town of Trebes, hit by last week's attack. Isere officials called it an "odious act" and said it would be looked into by prosecutors in nearby Grenoble.

FB announces steps to protect users' privacy FB announces steps to protect users' privacy On Tuesday, Facebook sources told CNN that Zuckerberg has chose to testify before Congress on the issue within a matter of weeks. The government set a Saturday deadline for Cambridge Analytica and April 7 for Facebook to respond to its inquiry.

Emails reveal Uber's cozy relationship with Arizona governor Emails reveal Uber's cozy relationship with Arizona governor A Ducey executive order in August 2015 welcomed self-driving vehicles, promising light state oversight. Uber also pulled an application to renew its permit for testing autonomous vehicles in California .

Easter egg hunts scheduled for Saturday Easter egg hunts scheduled for Saturday Figuring out how to make the eggs glow is crucial to the evening Easter egg hunt , which takes place Friday at R Park. Several community Easter Egg hunts are scheduled for the Easter holiday weekend, along with other Easter activities.

Galaxy with missing dark matter Galaxy with missing dark matter Or so we thought until astronomers found a ghostly galaxy that doesn't appear to contain any dark matter. The first anomalies discovered were galaxies nearly entirely composed of dark matter.

France accuses Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen's Houthi rebels France accuses Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen's Houthi rebels More than 14,000 people have been killed since the onset of Saudi Arabia's military campaign against Yemen in March 2015. Saudi officials aren't concerned, however, as they're threatening to attack Iran over he missiles instead.

Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time in six years Malala Yousafzai returns to Pakistan for first time in six years Ali stressed that the organisation went on a countrywide strike in order to show solidarity with Malala when she was attacked. Terrorism has been eliminated and still, we are fighting a war against terrorism. " Welcome home ", Abbasi told Yousafzai.

Sarah Jessica Parker Just Endorsed Cynthia Nixon for Governor of NY Sarah Jessica Parker Just Endorsed Cynthia Nixon for Governor of NY At first it seemed Cynthia Nixon might not get Sarah Jessica Parker's vote for governor of NY , but that changed Thursday. ET spoke with 51-year-old Nixon while she was en route to her first campaign event in Brooklyn, New York, last Tuesday.

Toyota expands its standard CarPlay offerings with 2019 RAV4 and Corolla Hatchback For the hybrid model, Toyota has given more emphasis on dynamics without compromising on fuel economy. As with the USA version, the Euro-spec RAV4 will be offered with a choice of two powertrain options.

Ecuador suspends Assange's communication outside London Embassy Ecuador suspends Assange's communication outside London Embassy Assange's internet access was also interrupted in 2016 after a WikiLeaks dump targeting Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. Officials announced Wednesday they were taking the measure in response to Mr Assange's recent activity on social media.

Nasa's $8bn successor to Hubble delayed to 2020 Nasa's $8bn successor to Hubble delayed to 2020 The JWST was already supposed to be in space at this point, but it's a complicated project costing more than $8 billion to date. Given that the launch is delayed until May 2020, it pushes the launch date of the telescope out to more than a year away.

McConnell wants to modernize hemp regulations McConnell wants to modernize hemp regulations The work of Commissioner Quarles here in Kentucky has become a nationwide example for the right way to cultivate hemp. The program has proved to be popular among farmers who have pressured McConnell to make it easier to farm hemp.