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Sign the Petition! Cut Ties with Tech Companies that Do Business with ICE!

April 27, 2022
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  • Data & Privacy

Sign the petition!

For the first time ICE has admitted that it is using technology for the explicit purposes of getting around sanctuary laws!

LexisNexis, a private tech company, owns one of the largest databases of personal information in the world and has several contracts with ICE, including a $22.1 million contract to provide personal information on hundreds of millions of people across the country. LexisNexis aggregates billions of personal records and sells them to agencies like ICE and law enforcement, sharing names, addresses, credit history, bankruptcy records, license plates, cell phone data, and more.

LexisNexis contracts are harming Colorado communities! Sign on today to demand that the City and County of Denver, El Paso County and the Colorado Information Sharing Consortium end their ties to LexisNexis!


Background:

A special report we released in April 2022 as part of Mijente’s #NoTechforICE campaign, shows how ICE contracted with a data broker company (Appriss Solutions, a subsidiary of LexisNexis) to receive jail-booking data from a Colorado jail alert system called VINE, which is run by the County Sheriffs of Colorado. The system alerts ICE agents immediately when anyone on the agency’s target lists is booked into county jails, allowing ICE to arrest them upon release.

Read more here:

US immigration agency explores data loophole to obtain information on deportation targets

ICE uses private data companies to circumvent Colorado “sanctuary” laws, new report says