This is a new frontier: These data brokers are increasingly working w/police & agencies like ICE & CBP, selling vast troves of personal info.
This lets ICE agents pinpoint people they want to deport, knowing their addresses, phone & internet subscriptions, DMV records, etc.
We've seen how this supercharges ICE's deportations: Two agents sitting in a car entering data can terrorize an entire community. Their information is entered into a computer, their records are pulled out, & then people start disappearing
Jacinta kicks-off national 'Deportations Under Biden' #EyesOnICE forum,“Since 3/1 @conmijente w/ #WeareHome campaign & partner orgs have been organizing #EyesonICE forums across the country to lift up the stories & demands of the ppl who’ve confronted detention and deportation.
Jacinta w/ @conmijente shares the plans for the final #EyesonICE forum, “On May 3rd we'll have our closing forum, where we have invited @AliMayorkas to attend. We hope he’ll join us.”
Many of us are preparing ourselves for what happens on #ElectionDay. Here's what we know and how we can best organize for the week. A thread ⏬ (1/6) #FueraTrump
KEEP CALM. PATIENCE. Let's be honest, this election is going to be like no other— the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how we vote, & must ensure everyone has their say and that every ballot is counted! (2/6)
WE MUST COUNT. The GOP is a political minority! The country is changing. So Trump & the GOP are trying to change up the rules in the middle of the game, to preserve power. (3/6)
We know there's a revolving door b/w Silicon Valley & the fed gov.
Tech gets richer while our ppl increasingly disappear at the hands of ICE.
Now we know how willing co. like Thompson Reuters are to not only work with ICE, but to create targeted lists of our ppl. ⬇️
Docs show how TR Special Services employees track changes in personal info (names, addresses, jail bookings, driver’s license info, phone numbers & more) & subject location, updating ICE agents & helping them refine deportation investigations
They arrest people like Gladys Díaz Tadeo, mother of 3, who sent a FB message to someone looking to buy one of her piñatas.
She went to meet the person at the bank. She was gonna make $20.
ICE was waiting. They arrested her.
Within 3 weeks, she'd been deported to Mexico.
They KNEW she would be there. They sat for days on end surveilling an apartment complex & trailer park, getting data on all its residents, mapping out their social media profiles, their lives, so they can find a time when they're alone & vulnerable & arrest them.
Days after the deadly attack on Latinos in El Paso, hours before ‘offering condolences’ to the people he helped target, Trump gave the OK to carry out the largest single-state raid in our nation’s history. [1/x] clarionledger.com/story/news/loc…
Today, that war shattered nearly 700 families, more than 700 lives.
It’s no coincidence that the raids took place across 7 sites in areas that are hard to reach, where there is little to no infrastructure in place to help deal with the aftermath. [2/x]
Excellent information in this story from @ranimolla
@PalantirTech@ranimolla This is the most comprehensive dataset of all the tech contracts ICE has we've seen. Please go through them and then look around: Are these companies based in your city? What can YOU do to target them?
Every time a workforce raid happens, think about how that impacts a family: A parent says goodbye to their child in the morning and says "see you after work", that evening the child comes home, but parent has been taken away.
This is devastating for countless families.
It's not just devastating for families directly impacted, they also terrorize literally millions of people who are too scared to go out to places of worship, shops or even out in public, as has been happening for the past few days: theguardian.com/us-news/2019/j…
BREAKING: We’re releasing 1000s of docs & summary report detailing how ICE planned for the largest raid in their history. "Operation Mega", planned to arrest at least 8,400 people in 2017 & involved all of ICE’s 24 field offices.
It’s time we talk about Julián Castro, the only Latinx #2020Election presidential hopeful.
We are organizers. Politicians are not going to save us, but we understand that they are talking about us, and our people, so we should engage in the policy options they put out. Todos tienen su lado flaco y su lado gordo.
It’s significant that as a Latino, he was the first candidate to release an immigration platform. And he went beyond the low hanging fruit. vox.com/2019/4/2/18291…