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New York has made it a felony to share DMV data with immigration enforcement agencies

 New York’s Green Light Law allows undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses. It also bars law enforcement from sharing driver data with ICE or DHS. In April, New York made a change to that law, making the violation of that law a felony. This could have a large impact on ICE, which relies heavily on collaboration from state and local law enforcement.

New York Times Magazine: How ICE Picks Its Targets in the Surveillance Age

Surveillance Age
The New York Times Magazine reports on ICE’s quiet embrace of big data, profiling the agency’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants in a Pacific Northwest community. Analysis of government-procurement records, interviews, and documents obtained via public-records requests reveals new evidence of surveillance of detainees’ voice and video calls at ICE facilities and extensive proof that the agency relies on state DMV databases and information products like Thomson Reuters’s CLEAR, short for Consolidated Lead Evaluation and Reporting, to target immigrants.

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