The Political Misrepresentation of Immigrants in the Census

40 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2021 Last revised: 2 Nov 2021

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Ming Hsu Chen

UC Hastings College of Law; University of Colorado Law School

Date Written: February 9, 2021

Abstract

Who is a member of the political community? What barriers to inclusion do immigrants face as outsiders to this political community? This article describes several barriers facing immigrants that impede their political belonging. It critiques these barriers not on the basis of immigrants’ rights, but based on their rights as current and future members of the political community. This is the second of two essays. The first essay focuses on voting restrictions impacting Asian American and Latino voters. The second essay focuses on challenges to including immigrants, Asian Americans, and Latinos in the 2020 census. The essays critique the exclusion of immigrants from the political community because it compromises representational equality.

Keywords: Voting, census, politics, immigration, equality, race

Suggested Citation

Chen, Ming Hsu, The Political Misrepresentation of Immigrants in the Census (February 9, 2021). 96 New York University Law Review 901 (2021), U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-18, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3782669

Ming Hsu Chen (Contact Author)

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University of Colorado Law School ( email )

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