Is Person 1 of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin?
We can ask the above question but not are you a citizen?
The story being built by Democrats on the issue of census questions is pathetic, disturbing and insulting to legal immigrants; citizens or not. Take a look at the questions asked on the 2000 census long form. Now it’s a big deal because the question may be more widespread?
The only way to assure no immigrants are offended is to limit the census to native American reservations. Ridiculous?
Certainly, and so is the transparent partisan claim that legal immigrants and certain ethnic groups will shun the census because their country wants to know how many residents are citizens.
We are not talking about “immigrants.” Once again we are talking about Hispanic immigrants and illegal immigrants who are being used as political pawns. Tell me; how will “Including a citizenship question on the census spread more fear among immigrants who are worried the information will be used against them.” Which immigrants are we talking about?
This week, the Trump administration announced that they intend to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census — and now it’s up to us to stop them.
Adding this question to the census, especially at this point in the process and without any testing, is extremely reckless. It could decrease response rates in communities with large immigrant populations and produce inaccurate results due to incomplete counts. Congress depends on those results not only to decide how to distribute federal resources — but also to determine the number of congressional districts in each state.
This calculated move is a clear attempt by Republicans to maximize their political power and undermine fair representation in government. We must do everything we can to stop it.
Add your name to oppose the Trump administration’s decision to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
Many immigrants are already fearful of deportation under the Trump administration. Including a citizenship question on the census will spread more fear among immigrants who are worried the information will be used against them.
But this move is not only another attempt to intimidate immigrants — it is an attempt by Republicans to sabotage important census data to rig our political system in their favor. It is critical that we speak out against it.
Thanks for taking a stand against this reckless decision.
Democratic National Committee