Last updated on: 5/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

US Census Bureau Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Mar. 28, 2007

Description:

“The sole purpose of the censuses and surveys is to collect general statistical information from individuals and establishments in order to compile statistics. The Census Bureau became a permanent institution by an act of Congress in 1902. Today, in addition to taking a census of the population every 10 years, the Census Bureau conducts censuses of economic activity and state and local governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. The Census Bureau is headed by a director, who is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate. Headquartered just outside Washington in Suitland, Md.”

“About the U.S. Census Bureau,” www.census.gov, Mar. 28, 2007

Mission:

“[To] meet the needs of policymakers, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and the public for current and benchmark measures of the U.S. population, economy, and governments. [To] meet constitutional and legislative mandates by implementing a reengineered 2010 decennial census program that is cost-effective, provides more timely data, improves coverage accuracy, and reduces operational risk. [And, to] support the economic and political foundations of the United States by producing benchmark measures of the economy and population for the administration and equitable funding of federal, state, and local programs.”

“About the U.S. Census Bureau,” www.census.gov, Mar. 28, 2007

Other:
Government organization