“[…] Hong Mei Pang, director of advocacy for Chinese for Affirmative Action, a nonprofit based in Chinatown that has helped with census counts since 1970, said that in the 2010 count they worked with other groups and the US Census Bureau to connect with 50,000 hard-to-count households.

‘We really want to use the census as an opportunity to encourage civic partnership and civic engagement of immigrant families from a place of power, not panic,’ Pang said.”