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Supreme Court looks likely to back Commerce Dept. on adding citizenship question to 2020 census
Ironies in the arguments for and against are too numerous to restate. Sample questionnaire panel shown, bears a striking resemblance to any private-sector app for employment and public-sector app for benefits circulating online in the last decade or two.

Affirmative defense of VRA enforcement is a calumny. No matter. District re-mapping will occur per constitutional mandated enumeration by total headcount, not total "citizens". CA might still pick up a seat or two on reapportionment whether or not the Trump Trust Detainee Distribution Plan works in the state's favor.

Consequently, it looks to me that so-called immigration advocates will spend the next 12 months cleaning up the mess of "misinformation" about social services and deportation in order to persuade terrorized, resident aliens ("non-citizen" HHs) to respond promptly to the Census. IF they don't want a visit from a walking, talking enumerator.

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Prison Gerrymandering Lawsuit Moves Forward in Connecticut

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Apr 23rd, 2019 at 10:04:20 PM EST
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That was quick.
Tech firm VMware faces DACA discrimination lawsuit
On Tuesday, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund sued VMware in federal court in California, saying the software company violated the Civil Rights Act [Title VII] when it denied Sandy Vasquez a job.
VMware, according to the lawsuit, refuses to hire people authorized to work in the U.S. unless they are citizens, permanent residents or have a "transferrable visa" such as one given to highly skilled workers. Vasquez and others enrolled in DACA, as well as other immigrants such as those with temporary protected status, do not fall into these categories.
Palo Alto, California-based VMware said that while it does not comment on active lawsuits, it "hires and continues to employ DACA recipients."
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Vasquez, according to court documents, was told by a recruiter for VMware last January that she would be a "great fit" for a technical support engineer position at the company. A few days later, the lawsuit says the recruiter "abruptly terminated" the interview after Vasquez disclosed that she is not a U.S. citizen, though she has work authorization in the U.S. through DACA. According to the lawsuit, she was told all applicants must be either U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The [DACA] program was enacted under President Barack Obama in 2012, allowed qualifying immigrants who came illegally to the U.S. as children to apply for renewable, two-year permits that would protect them from deportation and allow them to work.
Deadline to Submit DACA Renewal Requests Approaching On Oct. 5, 2017
"Based on legal guidance issued by the Attorney General, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke issued a memorandum on Sept. 5, 2017, initiating an orderly wind-down of DACA."
Post Office Fails to Deliver on Time, and DACA Applications Get Rejected

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Apr 24th, 2019 at 04:32:59 PM EST
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