CENSUS 2000 Counting Immigrants, the Undocumented and non-English by hmh17149

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									  CENSUS 2000: Counting
Immigrants, the Undocumented
  and non-English speakers

             Glenn D. Magpantay
                Staff Attorney
  ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND
COUNTING ASIAN AMERICANS
  AN EVALUATION OF CENSUS 2000
  PROGRAMS AND POLICIES

  APRIL 2001

  SPECIAL REPORT

  ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND
  99 Hudson Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10013-2815
  tel 212.966.5932 fax 212.966.4303 web www.aaldef.org
Introduction
The Asian American
  Community and
      Census
 The Background of
Asian Americans and
  the Undercount
The Operational Plan
  of Census 2000
AALDEF Census Program
• Litigation
• Policy Advocacy
• Community Education and
  Outreach
• Organization Networking
  Findings and
Recommendations
Census Questionnaire Forms
• The Advance Letter and Translated
  Census Forms
• Mailing of Census Questionnaire
  Forms
• Be Counted Forms/Sites
  Providing In-Language
  Assistance and Access
• Telephone Questionnaire
  Assistance Hotline, Language
  Assistance Guides, and Glossary of
  Terms
• Questionnaire Assistance Centers
  (QAC)
  Local Census Outreach
      and Education
• General Outreach and Education
• Partnership Specialist Outreach and
  Hiring
• Support for Community-Based
  Organizations Partnering with the
  Census
• Translated Educational Materials and
  Promotional Items
Advertising Campaign
    Hiring Census Staff and Non-
  Response Follow-Up Enumeration

• Hiring Policies and Practices in General
• Testing and Training for Non-Response
  Follow-Up
• Non-Response Follow-Up Enumeration
  Execution
Conclusion
“These numbers are consistent
  with our findings that the
census has problems counting
Asian-Americans, immigrants
 and non-English speakers.”

                -Glenn Magpantay
                CNN.com - March 30, 2001

								
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