April 1st 2010 is National Census day in the USA, and the day that the US Census Bureau encourages everyone to mail in their completed forms. If you are not familiar with the US Census, it runs every 10 years and is designed to count every resident in the United States, and is required by the Constitution. The census is actually really important to local communities as it will help distribute federal aid to areas such as hospitals, schools and emergency services.
For international students currently studying in the USA, you probably think that the census does not involve you – however it is a little known fact that even international students should fill out and complete a census form. This is not an April Fool’s joke, international students and actually everyone in the USA needs to complete the census form. If you have received a census form, complete it and send it along to the US Census Bureau.
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