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ICE using databases of private utility companies to find undocumented migrants

ICE using databases of private utility companies to find undocumented migrants

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has paid tens of millions of dollars since 2017 for access to private databases of 80 utility companies that contain over 400 million names, addresses and service records of people to hunt down illegal migrants, Washington Post reported. Experts said this violates the strict protocols that determines how far the US government can go gather information.

Mutatis 1 months

These words of caution are of course coming from the same people, that cheered on the FBI using personal banking information to find citizens involved in Capitol violence and trespass.

Maximilian 1 months

This headline can be phrased much better. Even if you are against illegal immigration. The “hunt” part especially takes away the human aspect of those looking to relocate.

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 1 months

Any and all means necessary to get these criminal illegal invaders. They are NOT US citizens so they should have ZERO rights.

6Million$Mansplainer 1 months

If you can pay for access it's not private. Companies sell personal data all the time.

T3hGladiator 1 months

If they can do it to criminals they can do it to you. This is government overreach. I don't want people in this country illegally but don't trample my rights to fix the problem.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 1 months

The right does not realize that this is true instances of fascism coming to the country.

Rocky 1 months

This is a move that I fully support. Anything to ensure our resources are not being syphoned off to those that are not here legally and not contributing their fair share. This is important for so many reasons I can't imagine anyone would be apposed unless they stand to benefit directly by illegal immigrants whether it would be as labor for unscrupulous business owners or politicians looking for the illegal vote edge. Our children struggle and suffer at the hand of illegal immigration. The poorest communities are disproportionately hurt by illegal immigrants. These illegals settle into poor communities and syphon off resources earmarked for the schools, food banks, and medical institutions. This results in not having supplies for students and not having enough free lunches for american students. This is an issue that goes into the classroom too where teachers are expected to teach additional students in classes that are now overcrowded with often non english speaking pupils. Ect. Ect.

Nate 1 months

I think we’re being a little too harsh on the illegals. This is a super low priority

SmokeWizard 303
SmokeWizard 303 1 months

If you are here illegally, you do not have rights. Just because you managed to slip thru the cracks or hop the fence at night does not grant you automatic citizenship. No other country ON EARTH would tolerate so called migrants flooding over their borders like we apparently allow in the US. And then the families of these criminals get to come in too. It’s not fair that you get all this amnesty for being a migrant makes no sense, especially during a health pandemic, yea let’s just let everyone in that wants to be here great idea!

RobotVoice 1 months

This is wrong, they are violating policy and wasting taxpayer money to track down non violent offenders who are just seeking a better life

jamie 1 months

When you are In a job and something causes circumstances where how you use to do the job no longer adapt and over come to find new ways to do that job. Just so happens that these adaptations will allow to remove criminals who may or may not have covid or did have at time of crossing but also disenfranchised the ones going through the process legally

Randy 1 months

This seems a bit much. By all means deport illegals whenever they present themselves, for any service whatsoever, but there's no need to go hunting.

Blind 1 months

In my opinion, the government can ask for the records but people should know what they are walking into once they sign something. This isn't really 'new' it should be entirely expected that they would engage in law enforcement by using these avenues. It should not surprise you but if you are worried about this you must take a second and understand that rolling back the precedent that allows them to do this will be extremely difficult.

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer 1 months

What part of come legally, or don't come at all can people not understand?

Seekster 1 months

Good. Keep doing that.

JoeSchmo 1 months

Ah yes, hunting wabbits again

IvoryDove 1 months


Glen 1 months

More illegals, more homeless, enough said.

VI Trotsky
VI Trotsky 1 months

Interesting word choice. I wonder what other country “hunted” people they didn’t want in their country.

michael 1 months

Repeal the patriot act.

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