Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is now able to conduct mass scale deportations because of newly acquired technology that allows them to monitor and track people like never before. (…and we mean all of us….)
A key piece of this technology is provided by the company Palantir.
Palantir has multi-million dollar contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement that aid in human rights abuses, like family separation and deportations.
Tell the company: Drop all your contracts with ICE.
Mijente’s research shows that Palantir is key to Trump’s deportation machine. Earlier this year, documents released under a Freedom of Information Act request showed that Palantir’s software was used at the border to investigate and arrest the parents and sponsors of children who crossed the border alone.
When unaccompanied minors were taken into ICE custody, agents used Palantir softare to build profiles of these children and their families, arresting any undocumented people they came across in their investigations, including those who came forward to claim their children. At least 443 people were arrested in a three-month period using Palantir’s software in this way.