Posts Tagged ‘immigration’

How Does ICE Access Our Personal Data to Target Us?

April 20th, 2022

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a caging and deportation machine, a deadly system that is increasingly relying on surveillance tech and private data companies to violate our civil liberties. As a federally funded organization, ICE uses the tax dollars of the average person, including undocumented immigrants, to buy personal data and get around the […]

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Safer Communities Without ICE: Our 2021 Big Wins

December 8th, 2021

This has been a year of big wins for the #NoTechforICE campaign. Today we’re celebrating the fact that ICE has been cut off from accessing the utilities data of 171 million people. This step forward blocks ICE from using personal information to surveil, arrest, detain and deport our community members. This is just the first […]

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These Immigrants Organized & Won $17 Million from a For-Profit Detention Center

December 2nd, 2021

As of late October, a ruling by a federal judge set a new precedent for private detention centers in Washington. GEO Group, the company that runs the Northwest ICE Processing Center for immigrants, must pay people who are detained and working in the facility the state’s minimum wage.  Here’s the story on how our compas […]

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Deportation Defense under the Biden Administration

November 18th, 2021

This past September, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released its policy for how ICE will conduct immigration enforcement in our communities. Though the new prosecutorial discretion memo (PD Memo) falls short of centering a protection-based framework, there are key opportunities for organizers and advocates to use in pushing back against abuses of power by […]

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El Pueblo Se Defiende, Local Deportation Defense

July 9th, 2021

During Part 2 of our El Pueblo Se Defiende series, grassroots organizers shared their experiences fighting deportations under the current Biden administration and the strategies they suggest to others who want to be involved in deportation defense work in their local community.  We spoke with Xanat Sobrevilla, organizer with Organized Communities Against Deportations, Carlos Sauceda […]

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Biden’s First 100 Days on Immigration

April 30th, 2021

As President Biden’s first 100 days come to a close, here is where we are in the fight to make sure the administration addresses deportations and immigration enforcement, and listens to the voices of our communities:  We’ve made our voices heard. As President Biden launched a review of immigration enforcement policies, we launched the Eyes […]

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BREAKING: Palantir’s technology used in Mississippi raids where 680 were arrested

October 4th, 2019

Palantir’s FALCON Tipline software tool, a tool it sells to the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), was used in the Mississippi raids that swept the state in August, when 680 people were arrested en masse by ICE agents. The Mississippi workplace raids were the largest immigration raid in a […]

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Scholars Tell UC Berkeley: Cut Ties with Palantir

May 29th, 2019

If you are an academic and would like to add your name to this letter, please sign here.   On May 30-31, 2019, Berkeley Law will convene the 2019 Annual Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) in Berkeley, California. [1] A community of leading privacy scholars from around the world will present new work and interrogate […]

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Palantir Played Key Role in Arresting Families for Deportation, Document Shows

May 2nd, 2019

The data-mining firm Palantir played a key role in federal immigration efforts to target and arrest family members of children crossing the border alone, a new document released this week shows. The document, which details the efforts of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to prosecute and arrest parents and sponsors of immigrant children, contradicts claims […]

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Case of Detained 15-Month-Old Baby Exposes Continued Separation of Families by Trump

January 24th, 2019

    Father’s charging documents did not include details of the family separation, hiding it from the court and from the public. Family and advocates demand her immediate release and demand answers to why the government continues to separate families.   PHOENIX — The Trump administration is still separating families who are stopped and detained […]

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