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March 7, 2019

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NALEO Educational Fund Comments on U.S. Census Bureau Request for

Citizenship Data from the Department of Homeland Security

Washington, D.C.  – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today released a statement from CEO Arturo Vargas regarding reports of the U.S. Census Bureau’s request for citizenship data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services:

“The Census Bureau’s 2020 Census operational plan envisions using administrative records from other federal agencies to obtain information about households under certain circumstances, before deploying enumerators to acquire the information.  This includes situations where households return incomplete census forms, or do not respond at all. The use of administrative records to obtain information in these situations – or ‘administrative enumeration’ – is a cost-saving measure the Bureau plans to use more extensively than in previous Censuses. 

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This March, all eyes will be on Gwinnett as the county prepares to vote for the MARTA referendum, but what exactly is the MARTA referendum? Well, voters will be essentially be voting on an expansion plan that would allow MARTA to expand into Gwinnett; this plan would also include “29 miles of light rail, 13 miles of bus rapid transit lines and three arterial rapid transit routes. Station improvements are included as well”.

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07

Save the date!  16th Annual GALEO Power Breakfast

Date:  Friday, June 7th, 2019

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Sep
27

Save the date!  2019 Hispanic Heritage Month Luncheon

Date:  Friday, Sept. 27th, 2019

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Oct
13

Join us for El Quince de GALEO!  15th Anniversary Celebration Din

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