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Census Bureau Asking States for Citizenship Information


- October 15th, 2019
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The United States Census Bureau has been asking various states to hand over any information regarding the citizenship status of its population, according to The Hill.

According to the report, the Census Bureau is seeking such information as driver’s licenses, which include “citizenship status, race, birthdates, and addresses,” as well as “information on people who receive government assistance.”

This comes after the United States Supreme Court controversially struck down the Trump Administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. In response, President Trump announced the signing of a new executive order dictating that the Commerce Department would work more broadly with other federal agencies to obtain citizenship information through other means.

According to the report, the Bureau’s efforts to obtain more information on those receiving government assistance is part of an effort to “improve efficiency and accuracy in our data collections, and to improve measures of the population and economy.” The efforts to narrow down citizenship information, and find out who is and who is not a citizen, is part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to curb widespread election fraud due to illegal aliens being allowed to vote in such states as California.

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