Surveillance and Technology
October 23, 2018 – Who's Behind ICE? The Tech Companies Fueling Deportations focuses on how tech companies and contracts are fueling immigration enforcement. It highlights the long history of the technology industry’s “revolving door” relationship with federal agencies; how the technology industry and its products and services are now actually circumventing city- and state-level protections for vulnerable communities; and what we can do to expose and hold these actors accountable. Download the report » (PDF)
Comments on Notice of a New System of Records: DHS/ALL-041 External Biometric Records (EBR) System of Records
May 23, 2018 – The EBR is a new system of records that “allows the DHS to receive, maintain,and disseminate biometric and associated biographic information from non-DHS entities, both foreign and domestic...pursuant to formal or informal information sharing agreements or arrangements (“external information”) or with the express approval of the entity from which the Department received biometric and association biographic information.”Download the statement » (PDF)
This newsletter provides critical information about the technologies used in DHS interior enforcement.
This advisory provides information on how DHS uses social media in immigration enforcement, practical tips and additional resources.
Watch NIPNLG Associate Director Paromita Shah discuss ICE’s use of mobile biometrics scanners in enforcement operations.
Since around 2012, ICE has been using mobile biometrics devices in its enforcement operations. The use of such technology coincides with a huge growth of biometric surveillance in policing. This lawsuit request information from DHS about its use of such technologies that raise serious concerns over racial profiling, privacy, and accountability.