Austin's city demographer worried about effects of the planned citizenship question

Austin Local News

News > News > Austin Local News > Austin's city demographer worried about effects of the planned citizenship question

Austin's city demographer worried about effects of the planned citizenship question

Austin's City Demographer is worried about what kind of impact a citizenship question on the upcoming census will have.

Some City officials and activists fear it will drive immigrant families to not answer the census.

They say this could mean a loss in federal funding and a loss of political power.

The City's Ryan Robinson says the last time citizenship came up on the census was in the fifties.  Robinson said they've thought about implementing a policy or even boycott of the question but say, this would only invite government officials to people homes.

Robinson believes by not answering the question that would open up homes to be visited by officials.

 

(Photo: Shutterstock)

Austin Local News
A rash of burglaries has been plaguing Austin food trucks since April. Austin Police are on the lookout for...
Austin Local News
A man's body was found in the Colorado River in East Austin this morning. Austin Travis County EMS medics report...
Austin Local News
The City of Austin ranks 6th out of all the North American Tech Talent Markets. The Commercial real-estate firm...
Austin Local News
President Donald Trump's ongoing criticism of four liberal congresswomen of color has sparked chants of "Send her...
Austin Local News
If you ask almost any teacher, they will likely tell you that even one student who drops out of high school is too...