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Fri May 14, 2021, 07:29 PM

Internal memo reveals Trump admin strategies to omit undocumented immigrants from census

Source: NBC News

Census officials in the Trump administration prepared a briefing for then-Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross last August on several strategies to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census, according to an internal document obtained through a public record request by the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center and provided to NBC News.

This is the first public disclosure that Trump administration officials tried to find ways to carve out the countryís undocumented population from being counted in the census after then-President Donald Trump signed a directive with that aim last July.

The order directed Ross, whose agency oversees the census, to provide the president with data about the number of people who are undocumented so that when census officials presented Trump with the final count, he could exclude them. The census is required by the Constitution to be done every 10 years and is used to determine how many members of Congress each state gets in the House of Representatives. The data is also used to calculate local governments' share of $1.5 trillion in many federal programs.

The internal briefing memo includes a strategic analysis on three options that the Census Bureau under Trump considered using to carry out the administrationís plan to exclude undocumented immigrants from the count.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/internal-memo-reveals-trump-admin-strategies-to-omit-undocumented-immigrants-from-census/ar-BB1gKfJx?ocid=DELLDHP&li=BBnb7Kz

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri May 14, 2021, 09:09 PM

1. I'll say it again: we need to throw out the 2020 census and completely redo it

That census was so messed up for so many reasons. The data is worthless, let's not try to make sense of it now.

Set the date - say 2023 - and get a new REAL census done while the Dems are in charge.

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Sat May 15, 2021, 12:36 AM

2. I agree. I can't believe that population went down in states run by (D)'s ...

while the population goes up in states run by (R)'s.
I could smell fish from 10 miles away on this one.

Especially in California!!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 02:19 AM

3. think of the damage long-term, as well, to families

We depend on census reports to give us data about our own families, for many reasons!

1940 census has just been released to public. Think how awful it will be for future generations to have only this botched census for 2020.

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