The has asked several states to turn over driver’s license records that include personal data like eye color as part of ’s effort to obtain data.
The Census Bureau said Tuesday that it requested the information as part of its effort to use existing government records to compile data on citizenship. The agency said it was requesting the records to comply asking it to do just that after the U.S. Supreme Court to add a citizenship question to the .
The proposed citizenship question effort set off a firestorm of criticism from civil rights groups and activists who said it would discourage marginalized people, including noncitizens and people of color, from responding to the decennial survey. After the court ruling, the