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Why the 2020 Census Needs a Citizenship Question

The request set off a firestorm of protest from Democratic lawmakers, liberal activists and left-leaning journalists despite the fact that before the Obama administration removed citizenship: in 2010 it was part of the main Census. They are concerned that asking … Continue reading

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Will Trump Save the 2020 Census?

Under the Obama administration, the Arab-American Institute and other Arab-American organizations supported the Census Bureau’s effort to add a separate Middle East and North African (MENA) racial category to the upcoming 2020 Census. Democrats quietly but effectively sowed the seeds … Continue reading

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Were Muslim Voters Behind Sanders’ Surprising Upset in Michigan?

One key fact observers overlooked is that Sanders definitely won the Michigan primary when you add over 100,000 Muslims from other races to Arab-Americans (which are still defined as white by the Census Bureau). The Arab-American Institute and other Arab-American organizations are supporting the Census Bureau’s effort to add a separate Middle East and North African (MENA) racial category to the upcoming 2020 Census. Arab-Americans are now counted as an ancestry under the white racial category, which the Institute believes lowers their numbers. Besides increasing the numbers of Arab-Americans that will help provide more funding for political groups like the Institute, the MENA category will also assist in greater Arab voter mobilization by ensuring the availability of foreign language ballots and translation services at polling places for the first time. Continue reading

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Can the Census Bureau Survive a November Election Surprise?

It is very troubling that according to Crudele, “more than a hundred data-gathering computers were missing from the Philadelphia region of Census the month before the last Presidential election. Some were supervisors’ computers that could have easily been used to change economic results, including the unemployment rate. Census has refused to explain how the computers went missing.” Continue reading

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Obama Administration Takes First Steps for New, Largely Muslim, Middle East-North Africa Census Category

According to the Pew Research Center, “Census data are vital to determining everything from how congressional districts are drawn, which local governments are required to provide foreign language ballots in elections, $400 billion in federal aid programs and enforcement of civil rights laws.” As Rashad al-Dabbagh of the Network of Arab-American Professionals, Democrat activist and former member of the Obama administration at the Census Bureau states bluntly, the “census numbers are critical for another reason: political power.” Continue reading

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What’s Behind Those Pre-Election “Rosy Scenario” Unemployment Reports?

The last U.S. Labor Department unemployment rate report before a major election once again recently reported a big drop just below a significant milestone. The rate which is based on the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey dropped from 6.1% in August to 5.9% in September in just one month. It is the first time the unemployment rate has fallen below 6% in more than six years.

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