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'A perfect storm': US census imperiled by Trump rhetoric and growing distrust

28 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Immigrant communities fear they cannot trust the process while 24 states haven't allocated money towards census, risking an undercount of millions
In the summer of 2018, Alejandro Tobon worked as a census-taker in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, helping conduct a test run for the 2020 census, the decennial survey that aims to count every living person in America. Tobon, 39, wore an official badge but tried to make himself less intimidating - some days wearing shorts, riding his bike, or even his skateboard. He told people the information they provided was confidential according to federal law...
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