Immigrants Remain Uneasy About Census

Illegal immigrants in Arizona are wary about the Census, and are planning to avoid enumerators. But other illegal immigrants without the right to vote see the count as their only option for having a positive impact on their communities.

This segment from NPR talks with some of the illegal immigrants on both sides of the concern over the Census, and some of the officials who realize that undercounting of illegal immigrants will reduce their federal funding significantly.

"There is an effort underway to make sure Hispanics are accurately counted in the 2010 Census. Phoenix has some of the country's 'hardest-to-count' districts. Some Latinos, especially illegal residents, fear that participating in the count will expose them to immigration raids or government harassment."

Full Story: Illegal Immigrants Reluctant To Fill Out Census Form


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