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Reproduced with permission from The Haitian Times.

Artwork/Collwyn Cleveland

The Haitian Times, vol. 4, no. 18

2000 Census

This political cartoon is indicative of the widespread feeling among Haitians that they are not considered worthy of attention by the Census Bureau. A great difficulty that census workers face is the distrust of government that many Haitians, especially undocumented immigrants, continue to have. When census employees come to take data, they frequently get information for only a fraction of the people living in the household. There is little doubt that Haitians, along with numerous other groups, are significantly undercounted by the U.S. Census. It is impossible to know with any precision how many Haitians reside in the U.S. In 1990 the census missed anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of the Haitians in South Florida.

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