“When It Comes to the Census, the Damage Among Immigrants Is Already Done”


ut even though some Democrats may perceive the court’s decision as a victory, the damage, many experts say, has already been done. The fear engendered by the administration’s immigration policies will make the job of census workers difficult in primarily immigrant neighborhoods, regardless of whether or not the citizenship question is added.

In predominantly Latino neighborhoods of Los Angeles this week, many people seemed largely unaware of the political machinations in Washington over the citizenship question, and many had never heard of the census. They were, however, concerned about the impending arrival of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in the neighborhood for planned raids.

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