PHIA News Digest – Vol. 4, No. 42

October 21, 2019

‘Commonwealth cannot share that information’

In an attempt to run around a Supreme Court ruling, the federal government through the U.S. Census Bureau is asking states, including Pennsylvania, for driver’s license records which traditionally include citizenship data. The Daily Item strongly encourages and urges Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration to stand tall and deny the request, as they have done previously when federal officials sought personal information out of their purview.

PennDOT reviewing Trump administration request for driver’s license data

The U.S. Census Bureau has asked Pennsylvania and other states to voluntarily turn over driver’s license information, as part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to compile citizenship status and other detailed data about people living in the country. But the state has not indicated whether it will comply.


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