AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS ALLOWED TO IDENTIFY COUNTRY HERITAGE IN 2020 U.S. CENSUS For the first time, African immigrants and those of African heritage living in the United States will be allowed […]
President Donald Trump’s plans to include a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census have come and gone, but they continue to spark fear among immigrants about what the government will do with information collected in the count.
For the first time, the U.S. Census Bureau is giving people in the country’s two largest racial categories space to give more details about their origins.
People who identify as “white” or “Black or African American” will have 16 blank spaces to explain their ethnic makeup when filling out the paper copy. Those filling out the form online will have 200 characters.
Efforts are underway in Ohio for the 2020 Census, the U.S. government’s once-a-decade effort to count every resident in the country. Mailers will begin showing up on doorsteps as early