The census counts all people living in the United States. The government uses this count to send money to states and cities that need it for schools, hospitals, highways, parks, and other important programs.
That money could be spent on assistance like healthcare, student loan money, SNAP, and Head Start that help your whole family.
It’s against the law for the Census Bureau to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone in your household. By law, your responses cannot be used against you and can only be used to produce statistics.
The census will not ask about your citizenship or immigration status.