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Citizenship Question to be Added to the Census


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#141 golden_valley

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 01:24 PM

View PostLFC, on 28 January 2021 - 01:13 PM, said:

The Trump f***-up of the census is going to put the states in a time squeeze.

I don't know about other states but in California there are Constitutional deadlines for having redistricting maps finalized. All of the deadlines are keyed on having Census data at the expected dates. California already adjusted as much of the timeline as they can within the Constitutional ones on the expectation that data would be ready at the end of April as was announced months and months ago. I don't know how much, if any, flexibility remains. This state of affairs will end up freezing the current district lines in place. In California there has been a lot of moving around so districts will not be representative of the people actually living in them.

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Posted 28 January 2021 - 01:26 PM

View PostLFC, on 28 January 2021 - 01:13 PM, said:

The Trump f***-up of the census is going to put the states in a time squeeze.

Under what conditions can the Census be declared irreparably flawed and in need of a complete do-over?
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Posted 15 February 2021 - 11:22 AM

I didn’t realize how far back the agitation about the citizenship question went.

https://www.npr.org/...ensus-obsession

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Conner, FAIR's first executive director, recalls reading a 1979 newspaper article about that effort and says FAIR sued partly out of concern that including unauthorized immigrants in the apportionment counts would increase the political power of "institutions that would favor the perpetuation, the expansion of immigration."

Still, in a 1980 statement to the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigation, Conner wrote that while FAIR wants unauthorized immigrants excluded from apportionment, it also "supports and encourages a full and accurate counting of illegal immigrants in the 1980 Census."

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For Conner, FAIR's first executive director, it's long past time to end this fight.

More than four decades after helping to launch FAIR's campaign, Conner says he has since come to recognize the long ties many unauthorized immigrants have to the U.S.

"When you say 'we the people of the United States,' you have to include them," Conner says.

Now a woodworker based in Nashville, Tenn., Conner condemns the Trump administration's immigration enforcement for not focusing on deterring employers from hiring unauthorized workers.

"For this administration to take up the census lawsuit after they have subverted any effort to recognize the implicit invitation for immigrants to come undocumented to this country to work, to live," Conner says, "I can only understand it as a pure expression of racism and evil. And yet I have to own I took this same position 40 years ago."

FAIR, however, remains committed to changing who is counted in apportionment and obtaining numbers of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S.

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 12:24 PM

View PostBact PhD, on 15 February 2021 - 11:22 AM, said:

I didn’t realize how far back the agitation about the citizenship question went.

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Conner condemns the Trump administration's immigration enforcement for not focusing on deterring employers from hiring unauthorized workers.

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