Iowa Sharing Driver's License Info to Help Determine Citizenship

DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa is one of four states sharing driver's license information with the U.S. Census Bureau to help determine citizen status of residents.

The state's agreed to share information over a six year period from 2019 to 2024 that includes the names, addresses and birth dates of driver's license cardholders.

The agreement follows an executive order from President Trump to gather citizenship data from states after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the administration from placing a citizenship question of the 2020 census form.

Opponents, including the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, have filed a lawsuit claiming the administration is trying to prevent political representation of Latinos and immigrants.

National Public Radio first reported Iowa's involvement in the agreement this week. The three other states providing information to the Census Bureau are Nebraska, South Dakota and South Carolina.

President Trump said his order will determine the number of citizens and non citizens in the country.

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