Are you an immigrant, thoj nam tawg rog, migrant, or asylum seeker living in the USA? The Supreme Court said there will be no citizenship question allowed on the Census form. But are you still worried about the 2020 US Census? Learn what it is for and how information is collected.
What is a census? Yuav ua li cas yog lub 2020 US Census?
A census is an official count of people. The US Constitution say the USA must take a census every 10 years to count how many people live in the country. The next one will be in 2020.
Why is the Census useful?
The census shows the US government, lub xeev tsoom fwv, and other officials how many people are in each city or part of the country. It helps to set the number of political representatives for each region. It guides the government in deciding how much money to give to programs in each area. It affects funding for important services such as hospitals, schools, thiab txoj kev. The census is useful for other reasons too. You can find all kinds of information on the Census QuickFacts page.
Watch videos about the US Census in your own language
These videos were made by organizations that help newcomers in the USA. Watch immigrants and refugees explain the Census in you language. Ua tsaug rau koj, Lub tsev teev ntuj ntiaj teb Service in Greensboro, NC and Lancaster, PA!
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How does the US Census work?
The Census Bureau is in charge of running the US Census. Every household in the country will receive a form. A household means within your own home. In an apartment building, piv txwv li, there may be many households.
One person in the household must fill in the form. You can mail the form back. If you do not mail the form back, a Bureau worker will come to your home to remind you! So it is better to mail the form.
What questions does the Census ask?
The form will ask for the names of everyone in the household. It will ask for a contact phone number. The form has questions about how many people live in the home and their ages. It will also ask you to state your race and ethnic origin. See the 2020 cov lus nug.
What extra questions will there be in 2020?
The US administration asked the Bureau to include an extra question for 2020. The question is “Is this person a citizen of the United States?" Txawm li cas los, in a court case, the US Supreme Court said the administration did not give a good enough reason for adding a citizenship question to the 2020 daim ntawv. The extra question about citizenship will not be added.
Even without the citizenship question, is it safe for me to fill out the form?
News about the citizenship question has made undocumented American residents fear the 2020 daim ntawv. But the census only works well if everyone is counted: pej xeem, legal immigrants, and undocumented immigrants.
US law says the information you put on the form is confidential. Qhov no txhais tau tias the Bureau cannot share the information with immigration officials, tax authorities, or law enforcement.
Do I have to answer every question?
US law says, if you live in the USA, you should answer all the questions. The law says you can be fined for not answering or for giving false information. Nyob rau hauv kev muaj tiag, this has not happened for many years. But the Census Bureau encourages everyone to answer all the questions.
Can I be a census worker?
Census Bureau will hire about 500,000 census takers in communities across the USA. The Census Bureau needs multi-lingual workers. If you speak another language and live in a community with many non-English speakers, your language skills would be very useful. Citizens and non-citizens who are legally entitled to work in the United States can find details and apply online.
Watch a video about how to fill out the Census form
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The information for this page came from the US Census Bureau. Nws yog npaj rau cov kev taw qhia thiab yog tshiab ntau li ntau tau. USAHello tsis muab kev cai lij choj cov tswv yim pab, tsis yog ib yam ntawm peb cov ntaub ntawv npaj uas yuav tau noj raws li kev cai lij choj cov tswv yim pab. Yog hais tias koj tab tom nrhiav rau ib tug dawb los yog raug nyiaj tsawg tus kws lij choj los yog kev cai lij choj pab, peb yuav pab tau koj nrhiav dawb thiab luv-nqi raws li txoj cai kev pab.
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