Tag: undocumented immigrants and the Census

Hispanic Voting Population Still Behind, But Catching Up

Less than fifty percent of Hispanics living in the U.S. are eligible to vote at this time, but that’s changing. New Census data points toward greater Hispanic political clout in coming years.

Filipinos Divided Over Census According to Immigration Status

While Filipino Americans generally support the census, undocumented Filipino immigrants worry about giving out personal information.

Radio

The Census and Undocumented Immigrants: FI2W‘s Annie Correal on NPR‘s All Things Considered

Listen to the story about efforts to count undocumented Latino immigrants in Queens, NY.

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.

Radio

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.

Radio

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.

Radio

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.

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.

Fight Not Over on Census Amendment That Would Require Question on Citizenship

The fight is not over in the Senate over Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter’s proposal to amend the 2010 Census forms to add a question on citizenship. In a demonstration of what the argument is really about, groups on all sides of the immigration debate are urging their constituencies to press senators on the measure.

The amendment, which Vitter defends as a way of fairly apportioning Congressional representation to states, has not been voted on yet and it’s not clear if it will be. It would be added to a budget bill for fiscal year 2010 for the departments of Commerce, Justice and some federal programs.

Vitter has been accused by Latino congressmen and pro-immigration advocates of trying to politicize the census and of not-so-subtly playing to the conservative base on the highly controversial issue of immigration. Whether that was his goal or not, it has clearly been achieved.

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