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So what would you think of a new census question or maybe a couple of them along the same line.

 

Are You A Citizen of the USA?              YES                 NO

 

IF "NO", How long have you been in the Country?   

 

Serves the purpose of knowing how many immigrants are in a specific area and if they are not a citizen, how long they have been here as an immigrant.

 

Would you add any others?

 

 


I worked as an Enumerator in the 2000 census and whatever a person answered we were required to put down.  There was translators available for other languages.  But there was a reluctance, and will be by illegals to answer questions. 

 

We did our best to get basic data by asking neighbors, etc.  Plus by law the information is confidential and against federal law for personal information to be released for 72 years from the year of the census.

 

The questions you posted doesn't ask their legal status.

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So what would you think of a new census question or maybe a couple of them along the same line.

 

Are You A Citizen of the USA?              YES                 NO

 

IF "NO", How long have you been in the Country?   

 

Serves the purpose of knowing how many immigrants are in a specific area and if they are not a citizen, how long they have been here as an immigrant.

 

Would you add any others?

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