Listen: US, Steve And Federal Government discussed on Greater LA
"Steve, as you know, the twenty twenty US, census is coming next year, the federal government will try to count every person living in the country as it does every ten years of the US constitution. Right. And of course, they're all these concerns about whether or not we're gonna. Have anything close to an accurate count. Because the Trump administration wants to put a question on the census form asking people at their US citizens. And yeah there's a supreme court case about this. Right. I mean, there's supposed to be a decision by the end of this month. Yeah. And a lot of people are paying attention to it. And what the supreme court is partially weighing whether that question is designed purely scare people away from taking part in census. Like if you already have some fears about essentially, registering with US government just by being counted in census. You might have even more fears at the census asked, whether you're a citizen or non citizen immigrants, and I've heard all about that saw. But, but again, I ask, why are we here? Why did you bring us here to fedora and would boulevard hold your horses? Here's your answer, although it may not look at Steve, this neighborhood is a battlefield and the fight over the twenty twenty cents. We're standing right in the middle of what the US government. Call census track number twenty one twenty three point zero five very specific. It's just a little Patrick Koreatown, two blocks, two blocks and about three thousand people live here. Most of them immigrants, and according to the census expert Steve, this will be the very hardest to count place in all of southern California when the twenty twenty cents begins next year really right here in this tiny area west of downtown LA. Yeah. This really thoroughly normal looking place. Right. I mean, you would think the hardest count place and like in all of California or one of the hardest count places in the country would be some hole in the wall place, up in the mountains, or in the desert. But yeah it's right here. That's because when we've done the census in the past people in this neighborhood have been the least likely to fill out census forms. So just think about Steve, if there's a citizenship question on the census form this time around at twenty twenty the likely be less inclined to fill out a census form. All right. Since we're out here, Saul. Why don't we save some folks in the neighborhood wanna talk to us about what they think about this question possibly being included. On the census for let's do it. Sir. Might have we talked to you for a second from public radio KCRW we're, we're doing a story about the United States census people getting counted which name. Sally. Good girl. Sally be scared of us."