DHS will share information with the U.S. Census Bureau

The Department of Homeland Security is agreeing to share citizenship information with the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Department of Homeland Security announced in a report two weeks ago  that the agency would share administrative records to help the Census Bureau determine the number of citizens and non-citizens in the U.S., as well as the number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Information to be shared includes personally identifiable data but federal law prohibits the Census Bureau from releasing personally identifiable data.

The agreement was made in response to President Donald Trump’s order to collect data on who is a citizen through administrative records following the Supreme Court’s rejection of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census form.

Trump’s order is being challenged in federal court