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http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/02/02/cen...ex.html?hpt=C1

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It's estimated 400,000 people live like Anabeli in colonias along the southern U.S. border. But the exact number is difficult to discern. Many residents, in the United States illegally, fear being deported if they participate in the census.

"If the president asked me for your Census form, I can say, 'No, you can't get it,' " Robert Groves, the 2010 Census director, told residents.

I can certainly see how they would be concerned or untrusting, many Americans get freaked out about the census.

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So what I am getting from the article is that they want to know who is in the country, but nothing can be done with that information other than census stats.

My mom hates the census.

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Yes they cannot do anything with it. It is required for congressional districts and such

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Does it seem like they're really pushing the census this year? We've seen signs up everywhere for it! I don't even remember the last one and I'm pretty sure I was living in the country at the time.
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I remember the one before last....people coming to the house and all. But the last one I don't - I was in that nebulous college student/rental/moving a lot phase, so that's probably why.

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