Tag: minorities undercounted in census

Arab Americans Struggle For Accurate Census Count

According to the 2000 Census, there were approximately 1.25 million people living in the United States who self-identified as Arab. But many advocates estimate the Arab American population to be three times that size—over 3.5 million.

Census Drives Hope in New York’s Chinese Immigrant Neighborhoods

Recent victories by Chinese candidates are helping the census drive this year, but New York’s Chinese community has already seen how the census count has helped to shape its political power in bitter and joyful ways.

Census Count Going Poorly in New York, Says City’s Immigrant Affairs Chief

A Bloomberg administration official says the number of New Yorkers who have mailed back their completed census forms “is horribly low right now.”

Patriot Act Does Not Override Privacy of Census Information, Justice Dept. Says

A U.S. representative from New York obtained assurances from the Justice Department that the Patriot Act does not supersede the confidentiality provisions that protect Census data.

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No Count, No Funds: Minorities in Bushwick Suffer the Consequences of a Census Undercount

After low participation in the 2000 Census, one Brooklyn neighborhood struggles to provide its predominantly Hispanic residents with basic services. Also: Reporter Annie Correal on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Hey, the Census Can Be Fun! WNYC‘s Brian Lehrer Proves It on a Show on Hard-To-Count Immigrants

Amid talk of statistics and maps of hard-to-count neighborhoods, guests on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show find time to show a little humor.

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Reporter’s Notebook: The 2010 Census and the Challenge of Undocumented Immigrant Households

Fi2W launches its project on the Census with a radio piece and a live conversation on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show on hard-to-reach immigrant households.

After Yearlong Campaign to Reassure Immigrants, Census Effort Still Faces Doubts

The Census Bureau has worked to convince immigrants that taking part in the 2010 count is in their best interest. But warnings that they will go undercounted persist.

Despite Huge Government Effort, Census Count May Miss Many, Including Immigrants

The biggest advertising campaign of the new year isn’t selling cars, beer or burgers. The $340-million effort, which made its debut with a TV spot on the Golden Globe Awards last Sunday, encourages everyone in the U.S. to be counted in this year’s census.

2010 Census at Risk of Inaccuracy Due to Immigrants’ Reluctance to Participate

Against an unsettling background of immigration raids and deportations, the U.S. Census Bureau expects to have a hard time convincing close to 12 million undocumented immigrants to take part in its population count next year.