The following statement can be attributed to ACLU of Iowa Executive Director Mark Stringer.
It is regarding Iowa—along with other states–sharing driver's license and state identification card information with the U.S. Census Bureau in a misguided attempt to track the citizenship status of millions of individuals.
"This endeavor appears to be part of a scheme motivated by an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose to dilute the political power of communities of color.
Nationally, efforts that rely on citizenship data in DMV files have previously been highly unreliable due to poor database protocols and stale citizenship data.
The Census Bureau should drop this latest distraction and instead focus on the important work of ensuring a full and accurate count. That's enough of a challenge in the midst of a pandemic."