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Every ten years, the federal government conducts a “census,” where it counts every person living in the United States. The constitution mandates that all people — including children and adults, the employed and unemployed, immigrants, renters and homeowners — must be counted. In March of 2020, households throughout Los Angeles County will receive a mailing with instructions on how to complete their census form online, by phone or by mail. The form will ask ten simple questions around things like race, age, marital status and household size. Despite the fact that the Census usually takes a household just ten minutes to complete each decade, it is one of the most important parts of a representative democracy.
Top news and stories, including the latest Research and NDSC Data Story from the Price Center for Social Innovation in June 2019.
Top news and stories, including the latest Research and NDSC Data Story from the Price Center for Social Innovation in April 2019.
The history of immigration in Los Angeles is complex and intermingled with a history of unjust policies and untold stories. Today, Los Angeles County is home to nearly 3.5 million immigrants, over a third of the county’s total population according to the American Community Survey (ACS). Although Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the country, ethnic-rich communities are segregated and often socially and economically isolated. Recently, Los Angeles declared itself a sanctuary city – a symbolic gesture of supporting the immigrant population and committing to protect their rights. Taking leadership on immigrant integration can make Los Angeles a model for welcoming immigrants culturally, politically, and institutionally.