Census confidentiality concerns worry activists

As the Census Bureau prepares for its 2020 count, concerns about new plans to question respondents about their citizenship status have taken center stage. But now, civil rights activists and others focused on the importance of ensuring a full and accurate tally of everybody living in the United States are also worried that current administrators […]

San Jose sues Trump administration to challenge citizenship question on census

SAN JOSE — The city of San Jose added a new lawsuit to the list of challenges to a plan by the administration of President Donald Trump to add a citizenship question to the 2020 national census. The city filed the lawsuit in federal court in San Jose against the U.S. Department of Commerce and […]

Attorney General Becerra files lawsuit over citizenship question on Census

State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration March 26 in response to their move to include a question about citizenship in the 2020 Decennial Census for the first time in more than 50 years, saying that such a question could discourage non-citizens from participating. “Adding a question on citizenship threatens […]

With the Census in peril, what will it take to ‘right the ship?’

The 2020 Census is off to a rocky start, with crucial preparations already delayed or falling to the wayside, largely a result of inadequate funding from Congress. Some of the nation’s oldest civil rights organizations, while fearing the worst, say there’s still time for Congress and the Trump administration to turn things around – but […]

‘There are no do-overs’ – Advocates sound alarm on 2020 Census

With the 2020 Census three years out, civil rights groups and census experts are sounding the alarm that pending actions by the Trump administration and Congress could severely hamper an accurate count of all communities. “Congress’ failure over the past few years to pay for rigorous 2020 Census planning, and now the Trump Administration’s insufficient […]

Asian Americans respond to Pew: We’re not your model minority

It’s not every day that deep and rigorous research about Asian Americans is released to the public. So when the well-respected Pew Research Center released “The Rise of Asian Americans,” a comprehensive report on the community on June 19, it should have been reason enough to celebrate. Instead, the report, which hailed Asians as the […]

U.S. Asian Indian population explodes

The nation’s Indian American population has exploded over the past decade, far outpacing the growth of other Asian groups, according to newly released 2010 Census data. Indians have surpassed Filipinos as the nation’s second-largest Asian population after Chinese, the data show. In 19 of the first 26 states (including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico) for […]

Census 2010: Welcome to the Bay-sian Area

What everyone’s been saying for a while about the Bay Area, the 2010 Census has confirmed. The East is acquiring greater weight in the life of the region because the Asian American population is surging. Politically and culturally, the result is something of a rumbling mid-Richter scale earthquake. The Asian population in many Bay Area […]

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