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house Bill H.R. 1320

Should the 2020 Census Ask About Immigration Status?

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The Census needs to ask about immigration status in order to ensure that it’s accurately reflecting the U.S. population. Asking about immigration status will also ensure that Census data can be used to help policymakers craft effective legislation to address illegal immigration.

JTJ's Opinion
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04/22/2019
If we are not counting citizens then there is no point to having a census.
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SneakyPete's Opinion
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04/22/2019
👿 Again the SAME QUESTION and Again MY ANSWER IS “YES” 👿 The Census needs to ask about immigration status in order to ensure that it’s accurately reflecting the U.S. population. The Democrats are objecting and fighting the “Citizenship Question” for two key 🔑 issues in their mindsets. These being: 1). The “Assignments” of Congressional Representatives 2). The “Appropriating” of Federal Funding to their home districts. Asking about immigration status will also ensure that the Census data can be used to help policymakers craft effective legislation to address illegal immigration. SneakyPete. 👍🏻👍🏻YES🇺🇸YES👍🏻👍🏻. 4*22*19
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KAG-2020's Opinion
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04/22/2019
Yes: Mr Mueller- You have a whole pile of Russian Communists to investigate right in front of you- The DNC Party- Justice is literately blind.
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Including a question about immigration status will chill participation in the 2020 Census by immigrants, both legal and illegal. This will cause the Census to under- and miscount the U.S. population, leading to mis-allocation of federal resources and House seats.

Susan's Opinion
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04/22/2019
No no no no no The constitution says all people must be counted not all citizens. A citizenship question would greatly affect the count and underrepresent our population. Just another Republican attempt to deny certain states representation.
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burrkitty's Opinion
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04/22/2019
You cannot weaponize the census!! This is a suppression tactic and it’s already well understood that a question like this damages the reliability of data by skewing the result. Latinos and immigrants fear citizenship information won’t be protected despite law. There is a profound distrust about whether any citizenship information in the census would be kept private. Nationally, only 35% of immigrants and 31% of Latinos trusted the Trump administration to protect this information and not share it with other federal agencies — an issue that has already arisen in debates about the citizenship question. Trust in the Trump administration already at a all time low. A citizenship question lowers willingness to respond to the census. This will lead to substantial undercounts. Adding a citizenship question would hurt the quality of information that Americans provide. After all, internal census analyses have already estimated that the citizenship question could decrease response rates among the population by 6-10 percent. The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years of all persons living in the country for the purpose of apportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives (Article I, sec. 2, clause 3) among the states. The Constitution explicitly requires an “actual Enumeration” of “all persons,” imposing on the federal government the duty to count the “whole number of persons in each State.” Both Republican and Democratic administrations, through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), have confirmed unequivocally that the Constitution requires a count of all persons living in the United States on Census Day, regardless of citizenship status. Deliberately sabotaging the census is a violation of the constitution and the oath of office sworn by Congress members. You MUST vote no.
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fdbetancor's Opinion
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04/22/2019
This would decrease census participation and lead to inaccurate results, thus invalidating the whole point of the census.
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    If we are not counting citizens then there is no point to having a census.
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    No no no no no The constitution says all people must be counted not all citizens. A citizenship question would greatly affect the count and underrepresent our population. Just another Republican attempt to deny certain states representation.
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    You cannot weaponize the census!! This is a suppression tactic and it’s already well understood that a question like this damages the reliability of data by skewing the result. Latinos and immigrants fear citizenship information won’t be protected despite law. There is a profound distrust about whether any citizenship information in the census would be kept private. Nationally, only 35% of immigrants and 31% of Latinos trusted the Trump administration to protect this information and not share it with other federal agencies — an issue that has already arisen in debates about the citizenship question. Trust in the Trump administration already at a all time low. A citizenship question lowers willingness to respond to the census. This will lead to substantial undercounts. Adding a citizenship question would hurt the quality of information that Americans provide. After all, internal census analyses have already estimated that the citizenship question could decrease response rates among the population by 6-10 percent. The U.S. Constitution requires a census every 10 years of all persons living in the country for the purpose of apportioning seats in the U.S. House of Representatives (Article I, sec. 2, clause 3) among the states. The Constitution explicitly requires an “actual Enumeration” of “all persons,” imposing on the federal government the duty to count the “whole number of persons in each State.” Both Republican and Democratic administrations, through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), have confirmed unequivocally that the Constitution requires a count of all persons living in the United States on Census Day, regardless of citizenship status. Deliberately sabotaging the census is a violation of the constitution and the oath of office sworn by Congress members. You MUST vote no.
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    This would decrease census participation and lead to inaccurate results, thus invalidating the whole point of the census.
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    HELL NO!!!! Then entire reason, as established by our Founders, is to get an accurate count of every human being residing within our borders!
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    Including a question about immigration status will chill participation in the 2020 Census by immigrants, both legal and illegal. This will cause the Census to under- and miscount the U.S. population, leading to mis-allocation of federal resources and House seats.
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    I suppose it depends upon whether or not you want any kind of accuracy. I, for one will not answer a question like this and I was born in the great state of Illinois. The purpose of the census is to allocate resources and representation by populace. It is not to determine citizenship or who gets to vote. There is absolutely no point in having a census if it is not accurate. To quote Jason, the Census should not be weaponized.
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    This question was dropped off the form decades ago. Anyone who watched the hearings where Wilbur Ross tried to lie about his part in getting this question reinstated knows how he lied
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    King is a disgrace to this state. This information is irrelevant to the census and is just to spread fear and gerrymandering
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    NO. The citizenship question undermines the efficacy of the census. There will be a number of individuals that will fear participation and a number that will abstain in solidarity/on principle. It is needlessly political and will create a barrier for the numerous organizations and entities that use census information to better serve the community.
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    👿 Again the SAME QUESTION and Again MY ANSWER IS “YES” 👿 The Census needs to ask about immigration status in order to ensure that it’s accurately reflecting the U.S. population. The Democrats are objecting and fighting the “Citizenship Question” for two key 🔑 issues in their mindsets. These being: 1). The “Assignments” of Congressional Representatives 2). The “Appropriating” of Federal Funding to their home districts. Asking about immigration status will also ensure that the Census data can be used to help policymakers craft effective legislation to address illegal immigration. SneakyPete. 👍🏻👍🏻YES🇺🇸YES👍🏻👍🏻. 4*22*19
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    Census is simply a head count. No other criteria needed.
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    Yes: Mr Mueller- You have a whole pile of Russian Communists to investigate right in front of you- The DNC Party- Justice is literately blind.
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    The Census determines the number of Delegates apportioned to a given state by the Electoral College. If we count non-citizens (as we currently do) we give a massively unfair election advantage to states with high non-citizen populations. This suppresses the voters in states with low non-citizen populations. Counting non-citizens is true and very real voter suppression.
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    Not that they'll be honest about it, but it should be included.
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    Pretty sure this came up within the past few months, in a separate proposal. The answer is still no. A census is designed to gather valuable logistic info about our country using the most accurate info possible. If immigrants (of whatever status) are afraid of answering questions, this will literally invalidate the whole purpose of the census. We may as well just guess answers to our most important questions for the next ten years.
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    Illegals should not be counted as citizens.
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    The first three problems with this bill are: 1) It’s authored by Steven King, 2) It’s authored by Steven King, 3) It’s authored by Steven King. This bill has nothing to do with obtaining an accurate census count. Instead it has everything to do with the advancement of King’s white nationalist/white supremacy beliefs and values.
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    No, bigoted assholes. What’s it going to take to make it clear to you??
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    Lol some people are calling us who agree bigoted . don’t see why dems always rush to defend illegals more than they do with legal citizens . shows how much they care about the country and it’s illegal immigration problem
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