Baffling 2010 Census Boycott

For the first time, the decennial census will be distributed in the two languages to 13.5 million households in predominantly Spanish-speaking neighborhoods…Latino advocates hope the forms will lead to a more accurate count by winning over the trust of immigrants who are often wary of government and may be even more fearful after the recent surge in immigration raids and deportations — Associated Press.

The bilingual forms could have big implications for California which has one of the largest Spanish speaking populations in the United States . The US Census Bureau estimates that one-in-five California residents over the age of five spoke English less than “very well,” and that one-in-five speak Spanish at home.

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