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Indigenous immigrants to be counted in 2010 Census
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/4/10 | Juliana Barbassa and Manuel Valdes - ap

Posted on 01/04/2010 1:47:24 PM PST by NormsRevenge

MADERA, Calif. – For most people, describing themselves on the U.S. Census form will be as easy as checking a box: White. Black. American Indian.

But it's not so simple for indigenous immigrants — the Native Americans of Mexico and Central America. They often need more than one box because their ancestry can cover multiple Census categories, and they must also overcome a significant language barrier and a mistrust of government.

The Census Bureau wants to change that in the 2010 count as it tallies immigrant indigenous groups for the first time ever, hoping to get a more complete snapshot of a growing segment of the immigrant population.

In the 2010 Census, the bureau will tabulate handwritten entries specifying that the respondent belongs to a Central American indigenous group such Maya, Nahua, Mixtec, or Purepecha. The list of different populations that end up being counted will be made public when results are released in 2011, said Michele Lowe, spokeswoman for the Census Bureau.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2010census; census; censusbureau; counted; illegalimmigration; immigrants; immigration; importingvoters; indigenous; nativeamerican

1 posted on 01/04/2010 1:47:26 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if I can put “Aztec” on mine.


2 posted on 01/04/2010 1:49:04 PM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: NormsRevenge

The Constitution only requires that I tell them how many people are living at my address.

And that’s all the info I’m going to give them...


3 posted on 01/04/2010 1:50:38 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: NormsRevenge

ILLEGALS should NOT be part of the census.

Illegals should be deported.


4 posted on 01/04/2010 1:52:35 PM PST by jimt
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
I wonder if I can put “Aztec” on mine.

Only if I can use Inca on mine.

5 posted on 01/04/2010 1:52:53 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let’s just simplify things, and reduce it to two boxes: “Heartless Eurocentric Oppressor” and “Innocent Oppressed Victim.”


6 posted on 01/04/2010 1:55:41 PM PST by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: NormsRevenge

Indigenous Immigrants.

Set theory challenge.


7 posted on 01/04/2010 1:56:44 PM PST by Voter62vb
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To: Voter62vb

This 2010 census is going to be a game changer.


8 posted on 01/04/2010 2:00:02 PM PST by Voter62vb
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To: NormsRevenge

www.aztec will eat you.com


9 posted on 01/04/2010 2:01:11 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: All

I was born at UCLA.

I always check Native American.


10 posted on 01/04/2010 2:02:00 PM PST by troy McClure
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To: Voter62vb

Your challenge is denied, overruled by PC primacy.


11 posted on 01/04/2010 2:03:08 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: NormsRevenge

How about Non-American or Non-US Indian. Otherwise, wouldn’t our own aborigines need to put Cherokee, Paiute, Navajo etc.? And then Indian is a misnomer anyhow. I have good friends with ancestors from India that are what? And they won’t be categorized with Sri Lankans...

Does anyone know why we even need to know what race Americans are? Is it to get percentages for health studies, or social services, or millionaires, or blue collar workers and manual laborers, or ethnic supermarkets?


12 posted on 01/04/2010 2:06:06 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (A "teabagger", yeah, that's me./s ><BCC>)
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To: sthguard

Let’s just simplify things, and reduce it to two boxes: “Heartless Eurocentric Oppressor” and “Innocent Oppressed Victim.”

+++++++++++

Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner!


13 posted on 01/04/2010 2:09:59 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (A "teabagger", yeah, that's me./s ><BCC>)
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To: NormsRevenge
Maybe they need a "Check all that apply" list.

Then, a "Left-handed, lesbian, indiginous, oppressed, differently-abled, native, immigrant, transgendered citizen" would feel good about his, her, its answer.

14 posted on 01/04/2010 2:13:55 PM PST by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mine going to be hard to read.
I’m going to feed it to the paper shreader before I mail it.


15 posted on 01/04/2010 2:14:01 PM PST by Zathras
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To: NormsRevenge

How many ways is that article painful? A Mayan interpreter for the local health clinic?


16 posted on 01/04/2010 2:20:58 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Blue Collar Christian

“Does anyone know why we even need to know what race Americans are?”

Because it requires more government employees, to push useless paper.

Because it establishes classes of victims.


17 posted on 01/04/2010 2:36:13 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: NormsRevenge

Just our Liberal Globalist government pandering to Illegal Aliens again (which is what this story is really about).....valuing the rights of Illegal Aliens over the rights of American citizens.

Illegal Aliens should be deported, not counted


18 posted on 01/04/2010 2:44:56 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (To those who support Communist China: Free One-Way Ticket to Beijing.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I'm a 51 year old white guy and I will be checking off "black" as my race next Census and of course the number of people living in my home which is constitutionally required.

Here is the form online Census 2010

19 posted on 01/04/2010 2:47:17 PM PST by Popman (Election 2010: Congress: your pink slips are coming ............... :)
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To: NormsRevenge

It's like they're practicing animal husbandry; they just don't want to call it that. The gubment already puts little radios in the endangered California Condors so they can keep track of the remaining ones... how long before they decide we're running low on Purepechas? Will they call them "the endangered Purepechas"? Will they round 'em up, put them in cages, and encourage them to breed? It's difficult to figure out where they go with this that isn't totally dehumanizing.

Whose government besides Hitler's kept such detailed lists about the racial makeup of the population?


20 posted on 01/04/2010 2:57:49 PM PST by Nick Danger (Free cheese is found only in mousetraps)
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To: Puppage
Only if I can use Inca on mine.

What, no #2 pencil?

21 posted on 01/04/2010 3:00:36 PM PST by P.O.E. (Happy New Year)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

I’ve kinda always wanted to be Samoan.
Or maybe Luthren/jewish? Maybe Romulan/Ainu?


22 posted on 01/04/2010 3:02:40 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Can I list mine as Pissedoff? Because that’s what I am.


23 posted on 01/04/2010 3:04:10 PM PST by Danae (No political party should pick candidates. That's the voters job.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Indigenous immigrants to be counted in 2010 Census

There can be no such thing. "Indigenous" and "immigrant" are opposing terms. Look at the language of early Supreme Court decisions pertaining to citizenship, for goodness sakes. This is like saying someone is a native foreigner. The rape of the language relating to citizenship continues apace.

This is greasing the skids for amnesty ... but wait, there's more!

Once "indigenous immigrants" appear on the Constitutionally mandated Census for apportionment purposes, national borders will be further blurred. Becoming a defacto citizen of the United States will be that much closer, and not just for those on this continent who bother to crash the gate.

24 posted on 01/04/2010 3:11:53 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Popman
My race will be checked as "Other" and I will write in the word "American (or maybe Patriotic American)".

Bastard commie gubmint pigs!!! I am actually looking forward to a visit by a Census taker. He/She or It, will get an earful!!!
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25 posted on 01/04/2010 3:12:40 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Popman

Interesting link, Popman.

I wonder if they’re feeling some heat about the intrusive nature of some of the questions and are afraid of getting minimal responses to some or all of them.

Note the “blah, blah....This question has been asked since 1790....”

Starve the Beast.

“Two adult citizens live at this address.”


26 posted on 01/04/2010 3:12:58 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
I wonder if I can put “Aztec” on mine.

Don't torture yourself. Walk instead.


27 posted on 01/04/2010 3:16:32 PM PST by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: rcrngroup

My main reason for checking off black is to do my part in screwing the racial breakdowns when the state legislator gerryridge the districts to retain your power


28 posted on 01/04/2010 3:26:22 PM PST by Popman (Election 2010: Congress: your pink slips are coming ............... :)
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To: Popman

Good point!


29 posted on 01/04/2010 3:28:32 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: rcrngroup
Something like 96 % of Congressional incumbents get reelected. Districts are gerrymandered by the state legislator make it damn near impossible to move a POS federal congressional member out. How many races are decided by under 5% of the voters. Far too many

It's high time we as citizens fought back at every level to break the stranglehold the federal government has on us.

If just 10 % of a district census responses were wrong or not filled out we might be able to skew their numbers enough to make a difference

30 posted on 01/04/2010 3:49:27 PM PST by Popman (Election 2010: Congress: your pink slips are coming ............... :)
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To: NormsRevenge
How about:
  1. Illegal criminal leech; or,
  2. Drug gang member.
They (the illegal aliens) certainly are one or the other.
31 posted on 01/04/2010 4:29:55 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Popman
"My main reason for checking off black is to do my part in screwing the racial breakdowns when the state legislator gerryridge the districts to retain your power"

Actually, you are "A frican American", legally.

32 posted on 01/04/2010 4:37:48 PM PST by Uncle Sham
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To: NormsRevenge

10 years ago...when i lived in Chicago, the city was giving away $1000 to one randomly selected person* in every precinct. The goal obviously was to get everyone including illegals counted.

*To qualify you had to place a butte ugly “Census - Get Counted” poster on one of your windows.

My wife put one up and I took it down. And the next day she put it back up again - over my objections.

Needless to say she won the $1000 and got her picture taken with da Mayor Daley.

Of course she never brings it up when we have a disagreement. {sarc.}


33 posted on 01/04/2010 6:01:37 PM PST by proudpapa (Obama - Worst One Ever!)
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