Six million would-be U.S. immigrants face expanded collection of their biometric data, including iris scans, palm-, and voice-prints, facial recognition images, and DNA, under a proposed federal rule.
“They’re using what is overly general language in the law to justify a massive, unprecedented expansion to collect really personal information," one former immigration official said.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) bought a year’s worth of access to North Carolina driver’s license data, which the agency used to identify and locate undocumented immigrants living in the state, for less than $27—about the cost of a large bucket of chicken at KFC.
Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) is asking the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policies for sharing Americans' personal information with contractors, citing recent data breaches that exposed the information.
A federal judge in Arizona has granted preliminary approval of a settlement in the case involving thousands of Motel 6 guests said to have had their privacy violated when the national chain gave their information to immigration authorities.
The Trump administration is vacuuming up vast amounts of unfiltered information about immigrants and United States citizens in the service of its immigrant surveillance and deportation machine. Here are a few of the ways this information collection occurs.
Los datos que comience a recolectar el DHS a partir del 18 de octubre de 2017, podran ser compartidos por todas las dependencias de ese ministerio, incluyendo ICE, el servicio de inmigración (USCIS) y la Patrulla Fronteriza (CBP).