The City Project opposes the inclusion of a citizenship question in the 2020 Census survey. Including such a question would be discriminatory, discourage participation in the Census, and threaten the accuracy of Census data. Census data are used to inform government decisions regarding the funding and administration of public schooling, housing, health care, and investment programs. A discriminatory and inaccurate Census will have long-term consequences for immigrant communities, low-income communities, and communities of color. These groups are already undercounted in the Census process. The addition of a citizenship question will stoke fear in immigrant communities and worsen this problem.
The City Project
Samuel David García
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