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DHS to share records with Census Bureau to produce citizenship data for 2020 Census

  1. Original Date Announced

    March 7, 2019

    A pending information agreement would allow DHS to give the Census Bureau personal data about noncitizens, including their immigration status. The data that Homeland Security would share with Census officials include noncitizens’ full names and addresses, birth dates and places, Social Security numbers, and highly sensitive alien registration numbers. [ID #943]

    Ahead of court ruling, Census Bureau seeks Citizenship Data

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Citizenship
Agencies Affected: DHS Other

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • Data sharing between DHS and the Census Bureau is unprecedented. The Census Bureau already receives administrative records from a range of federal agencies, including the Postal Service and the Social Security Administration, which it uses to produce or refine its population statistics.



Trump-Era Policy Documents

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