Who’s Behind Ice: The Tech and Data Companies Fueling Deportations

Oct 23, 2018
6:50 PM
Originally published at Mijente

Technology companies are working with ICE to increase arrests, detentions, and deportations. MijenteImmigrant Defense Project, and NIPNLG worked with Empower LLC to create this report exposing how tech is fueling the current deportation crisis. Learn more and join us to demand #notechforICE.

Amazon Is Helping ICE Target and Deport Immigrants

New research shows that Amazon is helping ICE track, detain, and deport immigrants—in a big way. We’ve known that Amazon’s servers host Palantir, the company that provides ICE with “mission-critical services,” such as its case management software, and we’ve been pressuring Amazon to drop Palantir. But it turns out Amazon’s role in the deportation machine goes deeper than that.

Amazon isn’t the only tech company doing this, but it has the largest role. Through intense lobbying of policymakers and law enforcement officials, Amazon and Palantir have secured a role as the backbone for the federal government’s immigration and law enforcement dragnet.

This Is Why We’re Targeting Amazon

It’s time to hold Amazon accountable for its outsized share in building the deportation machine, and demand that they stop. It won’t be easy—Amazon makes billions from these contracts. But the company also depends on consumers —including millions of Latinx people— and has to worry about protecting its brand.

For more, visit #NoTechForIce.