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In Virginia, a male Census Bureau worker, in clear violation of the Fourth Amendment guarantee against unreasonable searches and seizures, reportedly forced his way into a home after being informed by a 19-year-old boy that his mother was asleep and unavailable to answer his questions at that time. Having gained entry to the house, the Census Bureau worker then began to vigorously question the boy, who is half Chinese, about his ethnic heritage, remarking that the son looked Hispanic or Latino.
I don't understand how they can just barge in, even the police need a reason to just barge in to someones home.
Census takers violating first amendment rights
Third, taxpayers are being saddled with a whopping $14.7 billion bill, which is supposed to pay for 10 years' worth of Census-counting, 500 field offices and a peak staff of 1.4 million workers. But that's not all. We're also paying for a $133 million television, radio, print, outdoor and Internet advertising propaganda campaign that includes prime-time spots during the Super Bowl XLIV and the 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as a national road tour with 13 vehicles traveling to key events across the country, such as NASCAR races. And then there's the cost of the in-person Census visits, estimated at $80–90 million for every 1% of households that don't mail in their responses. As of April 27, 2010, 28% of households had not responded, which translates to a follow-up cost of roughly $2.5 billion.