Chicago immigrants concerned about how ICE obtains personal data via companies

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is under scrutiny by immigrant rights advocates, elected officials and local organizers because the federal agency is using personal information through data collection companies that circumvent laws that are sanctuary at the county, municipal and state levels.
The companies LexisNexis and Thomson Reuters have been contracted by ICE to exchange ICE data with police departments, which worries the Mijente organization, Just Future Law and others, because there is an ordinance that limits such exchange.
In April, a report called “Sabotaging Sanctuary” by Mijente and Just Future Law, affirms the use of real-time jail booking data every 15 minutes by ICE. Such information can be used for the detention and deportation of people in jails and prisons.

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