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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says the 2010 Census survey will speak volumes about Maryland's residents.
Jessica Gould
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says the 2010 Census survey will speak volumes about Maryland's residents.

There are only ten questions on the 2010 Census. But Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says the survey will speak volumes about Maryland's residents. And it will impact how $400 billion in federal funds is distributed to local communities.

At a rally in Rockville, Leggett encouraged residents to participate in the census. Wanjiru Kamau is president of the African Immigrant and Refugee Foundation. Kamau says many immigrants are afraid to fill out the forms for fear of being deported. But she says they shouldn't be; the census is confidential and can't be shared with immigration authorities.

Jessica Gould reports...

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