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A new report entitled “The Invisible Ones: How Latino Children Are Left Out of Our Nation’s Census” shows that nearly 400,000 Latino children were not counted in the last U.S. census, La Voz reports.
“In Colorado, seven percent of Latino children, or 8,000 kids, were missed in the count,” Yeriz Mayol-Garcia author of the report told La Voz. “The majority of those children reside in Denver and other urban areas”
According to the authors of the report, the undercounting of Latino children hurts the Latino community, especially those that rely on federally funded services such as Head Start.
“It’s important to have an accurate census because it’s a fair one. This is just one way of trying to help make this world a better one,” Mayol-Garcia said.
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of Latinos remain without health insurance coverage