In the questionnaire of the census of the U.S. offer to include a question on citizenship

In the questionnaire of the census of the U.S. offer to include a question on citizenship

The U.S. Department of justice insists that the question of nationality was introduced in the questionnaire of the census in the United States in 2020 year. However, according to experts, this will cause significant concern among immigrants who are afraid that the government will be able to use the information they provided against them.

The position of the Department of justice stated in a letter of 12 December last year, addressed to the Bureau of the census. The Department reports that needs more complete data on the citizenship of the US population to ensure more effective implementation of the Law on voting (Voting Rights Act) «and the company protection against racial discrimination in voting».

In the questionnaire of the census of the U.S. offer to include a question on citizenship

Official observers believe that the introduction in the questionnaire of the census, a new question will not only cause an uproar from the immigrants without US citizenship, but will make the census much more costly. Each answer carefully checked against databases of local authorities, and it may take years. Recall that a census is conducted every 10 years.

The latest 2010 census included several questions relating to age, sex, race, origin, family relationships and the availability of the property in ownership or in use, but there were no questions about citizenship. Since the first census in the United States, conducted in 1790 year, according to experts, its main goal was to establish the number of people living in the country without ascertaining their nationality, so the new question should not be included in the questionnaire.

Neither the justice Department nor the White house has not yet given any comments on the proposals.

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