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U.S. Census Information for Immigrants & Refugees

How to complete the U.S. Census if you are an Immigrant or a Refugee.

What you need to know:

Citizenship

There is no citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

Everyone, including non-citizens, should complete the census and be counted.

The law prevents the Census Bureau from sharing information with any law enforcement.

For more information about how Census is building trust to ensure a complete count, visit this link.

Language Access

The U.S. Census Bureau provides translated web pages and guides in 59 languages, including Spanish, as well as guides in American Sign Language, braille and large print.

https://2020census.gov/en/languages.html

Local assistance

In collaboration with other organizations Catholic Charities created the ABQ Refugee Coalition and we are launching a campaign to help raise awareness about the importance of responding to the 2020 Census.  Please visit the following link to learn more about this campaign and receive a $10 gift card from stores serving our communities when you show your 2020 Census confirmation:  https://www.ccasfnm.org/2020-census.html

The following organizations are among the many community organizations who are helping local community members get informed about and complete the Census:

Organization Name Contact Name Email Address
Catholic Charities Celia Yapita [email protected]
El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos Rachel LaZar [email protected]
El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos Rosalinda Dorado [email protected]
IRRVA Nkazi Sinandile [email protected]
New Mexico Dream Team Felipe Rodriguez [email protected]
Islamic Center of New Mexico   [email protected]
NM Asian Family Center Kay Bounkeua [email protected]
Vizionz Sankofa Khadijah Bottoms [email protected]

Resources

iCountNM

State of New Mexico’s collaborative of cities, counties and other state departments to ensure an accurate count across the state

Information from the U.S. Census

Videos in Spanish

How to respond to the Census