The U.S. immigration agency that holds millions of records on non-citizens living legally in the U.S. will not commit to turning over that data to President Trump’s commission on voter fraud.
The Commission on Election Integrity already has clashed with Democrat-run states that are refusing to meet its written requests to provide voter rolls. The information is considered public and is often given or sold to political groups.
Commission Vice Chairman Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, told The Washington Times in May that he also wants U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide the identifications of non-citizens living as permanent residents with green cards.
The idea is to compare that huge list with another large database, this one of registered voters maintained by the states. Under federal law, it is illegal for non-citizens to register and to vote in federal elections. Polls and some spot-check investigations suggest that many do.