A potential census of citizenship in 2020 could shift power to rural America.

In this Jan. 15, 2010 photo, students at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minn., prepare to hang a banner as other students sign a pledge that they will fill out their census forms this spring inside the skyway where passing motorists will see the reminder to be counted. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

A potential census of citizenship in 2020 could shift power to rural America.

Washington – the justice department for citizens in the 2020 census, add a question, may be in the next decade will be the country’s political power balance transfer from the city to the more rural the community, give the republicans a new advantages attract electoral boundaries.

The population figures produced by the census are used in many ways, particularly in attracting political districts and allocating government funds. For ten years to investigate the problem of increase is usually a controversial and difficult process, because may affect these two functions – either by pressing the census to participate in, or create new methods to define the population.

The Hispanic community is angry.

All this has prompted advocates of the Hispanic community to accuse the justice department of trying to produce an inaccurate figure by 2020.

“I think the main motivation is to make sure that a minority is underrepresented,” said Tom Saenz, President of the Mexican American law and chairman of the education foundation. “Texas is a very red state, and they know it won’t last very long.”

The issue of citizenship is a particularly tense issue because non-citizens who do not vote can allocate federal funds, allocate congressional seats and draw state and local electoral districts.

According to the Pew Research Center (the Pew Research Center) in 2014, the study of the census bureau data, New York and Los Angeles area, about one million people, five hundred and seventy-five thousand people in Houston, Dallas, four hundred and seventy-five thousand people, most of the undocumented immigrants living in metropolitan areas across the country.

This makes the city leaders, most is a democrat, to the problem of citizens shocked – mainly because of the possibility of census data to help guide the federal government allocated more than $675 billion a year.

“The justice department’s proposal to require citizenship as part of the census is extremely detrimental to the ability to ensure accurate Numbers,” said Houston mayor Sylvester Turner.

The census bureau is expected to complete its 2020 questionnaire by March 31. Officials say they are assessing the justice department’s request in December and will make a decision in consultation with the White House management and budget office.

The census forms for all families did not include questions about citizenship or birth countries since 1950, and instead the government obtained the data by investigating population sampling.

In a 2015 legal document, four former census directors warned that any attempt to increase citizenship on the issue of citizenship would undermine its accuracy.

“The summation effect will be poor census data,” they write. “Any effort to correct the data is futile.”

In testing the 2020 census, the immigrant community said it was unwilling to answer the forthcoming questionnaire, and did not even mention any civic issues.

Census researchers found that respondents were spontaneously concerned about confidentiality and privacy at a surprisingly high rate in technical tests in 2017. In a test conducted in the Washington area, four out of 15 respondents provided incomplete or inaccurate information, with several worrying that the data could be used by the government for immigration.

Confusion, doubt

The government banned the use of raw, personalized census data for enforcement. But confusion and suspicion have always been an obstacle to accurate counting.

The problem remains. The census bureau found that in 2010, the government exceeded the non-hispanic population by 0.8%, mainly because several families had answered the survey several times. Spain’s census figures fell by 1.5%.

In some cases, the partisan effect may hurt republicans.

In Alabama, for example, there were an estimated 65,000 undocumented residents in 2014, and one of the seven congressional seats lost a total of no more than 10,000 people after 2020. Brennan center for justice.

And because of the “voting rights act”, the vast majority of minority areas in the country may continue to exist, meaning that one of the majority of white republican districts will have to go.

“Alabama is on the cusp,” he said.


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