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ICE ran ****** recognition searches on millions of Maryland drivers’ photos without court approval; activists say they’re targeting immigrants

ICE has done ****** recognition searches on millions of photos Maryland drivers without court approval. They appear to be targeting immigrants who sought driver’s licenses after 2013.

The access sought by Maryland state officials “goes far beyond what other states allow and that alarms immigration activists in a state that grants special driver’s licenses to undocumented ...

This Supreme Court case could criminalize online immigration activism. Here’s why.

02.28.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

When the Trump administration announced plans to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in 2017 — the federal program which offers renewable legal status to undocumented immigrant children —  Twitter blew up overnight with h... ...

Trump’s immigration enforcement agents use cellphone location data to track individuals for detention – WSJ

A commercial database that maps the movements of millions of cellphones is being used by immigration and border authorities to round up undesirable immigrants for detention and deportation.

The Wall Street Journal [paywall] published a special report on Friday about how federal agencies under impeached president Donald Trump are exploiting cellphone location data to track ...

Dear Sophie: My H-1B was renewed, but I’m getting laid off

"I need to stay in the United States because my wife has her own H-1B and a great job that she loves, we have a U.S. citizen baby and we bought a house last year." ...

Remitly launches Passbook, a neobank aimed at immigrants, to expand beyond money transfers

Last summer, the Seattle-based startup Remitly closed a $135 million round to go beyond money-transfer services into a wider range of financial products catering to its primarily-immigrant customer base. Today, it’s taking the wraps off a new product that puts paid to that plan: it’s launching Passbook, a new bank aimed at immigrants that lets ...

CBP went against court orders and deported an Iranian student with a fully legal presence in the country

Shahab Dehghani is an Iranian citizen and college student who has been studying in Boston for the past several years. According to MassLive, he had been in the United States for two years while enrolled at UMass Boston. Dehghani had planned to transfer to Northeastern University, but returned home to Iran in December 2018, ...

Homeland Security labelled a group of volunteer doctors as “radical political activists”

The Trump administration's brazen propaganda game has always been strong, and always finds impressive new ways to out-horrible itself.

So this is really just the latest example of dehumanizing language presented in an official context.

Of course Border Patrol isn't going to let a random group of radical political activists show up and ...

A Border Patrol janitor turned migrants’ confiscated stuff into a photo exhibit

12.07.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

A hairbrush is just a hairbrush, except when it represents the person to whom it once belonged. That realization is the impact of a new collection of photographs now being shown at the Skirball Cultural Center museum in Los Angeles. And while it's ra... ...

‘Life is Strange 2’ tears down the wall of whose stories get told in games

12.06.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

On the whole, games almost always tell stories of people with power. That doesn't mean that protagonists don't start off weak (like Link in Legend of Zelda or really any RPG), or aren't presented as powerless. But as a general rule, video game narrat... ...

Trump admin sued for requiring foreigners to disclose social media accounts when applying for visas

Two of documentary film groups are suing the administration of President Donald Trump for requiring foreigners to hand over their social media account IDs, even pseudonymous ones, to U.S. officials when applying for a visa.

Trump's administration announced the new rule in 2018, and started enforcing it in 2019.

“The requirement grew out of President Trump’s campaign ...