2010 Latin Census Debate

    A national campaign of Latino pastors is leading undocumented immigrants to boycott the 2010 Census until Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform. The Latino population is the United States’ fastest-growing minority group and the Census Bureau is working hard to make sure those millions of illegal immigrants are counted in next year’s census. The Census Bureau promises confidentiality to the 300 million plus Americans, but our guest, REVERAND MIGUEL RIVERA, Chairman of the Board of The National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, says census data is being used to crack down on illegal immigrants. ANGELO FALCON, President and co-founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, thinks the boycott is a flawed strategy as the census will reflect the numbers in the community for ten years. About $300 billion is used by census data for services including disaster relief, health care, schools, transportation, and libraries. Listen to the mp3

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