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Religious Groups Condemns Citizenship Question in Census

Religious Groups Condemns Citizenship Question in Census
Religious Groups Condemns Citizenship Question in Census

The religious groups are citing concerns and imperatives about accuracy. The religious groups are going out and speaking against the question of new citizenship. A question that would be included in the census of 2020 US.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Commerce that looks after the census said that it will think about whether it will consider the request that was made in December to the Department of Justice that included a question about the status of citizenship. The mandatory survey has been in practice since 1950. In the statement by officials of Congress, argued against the change that is attempted to enforce the Voting Rights Act. A part of the statement read that questions on citizenship were included in the census of all the years between 1820 and 1950.

Many of the progressive religious organizations or the organizations that represent minority faiths saw the decision which had the potential to do more harm than good to the census. The census is very important as it sets parameters on the allocation of federal funds on the various sectors of the society and also on the number of seats that each party will have in the House of Representatives at the US.

Tony Suarez, executive vice president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference criticized the questions on census indirectly on Wednesday. He also argued that the questions would evoke fear in the minds of the immigrants because still now the Congress has not passed the immigration reforms in the legislature. To this Suarez added that it is very important to know who the people living within the borders of the country are.

The Congress must fix the broken problems of the immigration system which will bring out the people from the dark. A proper census would allow the Americans to live without the fear and will allow the families to flourish.