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US 2020 Census: Concerns minority groups will be undercounted

Community organisers in California are trying to get Latinos to participate in the census.

The once-in-a-decade census is under way across the United States.

But the coronavirus outbreak is restricting face-to-face surveys.

There are concerns that minority groups might be undercounted. That would affect their levels of representation in Congress, as well as the amount of federal funds each part of the country would receive based on population.

Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from the city of Ontario, California, where census organisers are trying to get the Latino community to participate.