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Immigrants Urged Not To Participate In Census

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Immigrants Urged Not To Participate In Census

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Immigrants Urged Not To Participate In Census

Immigrants Urged Not To Participate In Census

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The Rev. Miguel Rivera, of the National Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders, is urging undocumented immigrants not to participate in the upcoming United States Census. Rivera hopes a boycott will pressure lawmakers to pass comprehensive immigration reform. But not everyone agrees.

The Rev. Luis Cortes, of the faith-based group Esperanza, says a census boycott would do immigrants more harm than good.