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Iran says scientist jailed in US to return in days

Tehran said Monday that scientist Sirous Asgari, one of more than a dozen Iranians behind bars in the United States, is set to return to the Islamic republic within days. Asgari was accused by a US court in 2016 of stealing trade secrets while on an academic visit to Ohio. The academic told British newspaper The Guardian in March that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency was keeping him in a detention centre in Louisiana without basic sanitation and refusing to let him return to Iran...
Tags: News, US, Iran, United States, Ohio, Louisiana, Tehran, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Asgari, Sirous Asgari

ICE agents shouldn’t present themselves as police officers

These isolating days, there’s hardly ever a knock on the door. But visitors used to be common enough, and one day they will again be. So if after that knock, you heard someone call out, “We’re police investigating a crime and just want to ask a few questions. Can we come in?,” you’d likely comply with the request, even if no warrant were produced. Or how about: “We’re police and there is an issue with your car. Can you come outside?” Your likely reply as you stepped out the door: “Sure, officers...
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Read the internal letter sent by Amazon employees asking the company to protect its warehouse workers and take a stand against ICE amid the coronavirus pandemic (AMZN)

On Wednesday, a group of Amazon employees called We Won't Build It sent an internal letter denouncing the company's work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and calling on the company to better protect its workers at data centers, fulfillment centers, and Whole Foods amid the coronavirus pandemic. Employees have already tested positive for coronavirus at Whole Foods and some warehouses, and the letter says Amazon should offer them unconditional paid sick leave. "Local and national govern...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Taylor Swift, Microsoft, US, Trends, Ice, Palantir, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Amazon Web Services, Customs Enforcement, Customs Enforcement ICE, Amazon Microsoft, COVID, Palantir Amazon

US coronavirus: Senate votes to expand free testing and paid leave – as it happened

US and Canada to close border to non-essential trafficSanders reassesses campaign after Biden builds formidable leadCoronavirus US: how many have been tested and is there a shortage?Support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contributionSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.22am GMT 12.04am GMT The temporary policies that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has announced in response to the coronavirus pandemic resemble the Obama administration’s “felons, not families” approach....
Tags: Obama, Senate, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Canada, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Bernie Sanders, US elections 2020, Coronavirus outbreak

Lawsuit: ICE Rigged Algorithm to Always Order Arrested Immigrants Be Held in Detention Centers

Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials rigged a system called Risk Classification Assessment (RCA) that uses algorithms to determine whether immigrants in custody should be released to always say no, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed against the agency by the New York Civil Liberties…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Police, Immigration, Law Enforcement, Ice, CBP, Algorithms, Donald Trump, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, RCA, Customs Enforcement ICE, New York Civil Liberties, Detention Centers, Risk Classification Assessment

A Town of Immigrant Farm Workers Says No to ICE Detention Centers

McFARLAND, Calif. -- As an immigrant in the country illegally, Maribel Ramirez does not officially have a say in the affairs of the small agricultural town in California's Central Valley that she has called home for 20 years.But late into the night Tuesday, she stood with hundreds of field workers and other residents outside McFarland's City Council chambers, a bullhorn in her hand. "No ICE! No GEO! We're farmworkers, not delinquents," they chanted in Spanish, led by Ramirez, 42.At i...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Mexico, Oregon, New York Times, Ice, Jesus, City Council, Central Valley, Justice Department, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, McFarland USA, Gavin Newsom, Kevin Costner, Bakersfield

ICE Rejects California Law, Arrests People At Courthouse

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. immigration agents arrested two people at a Northern California courthouse, including a man detained in a hallway on his way to a hearing,floutinga new state law requiring a judicial warrant to make immigration arrests inside such facilities. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents made the arrests Tuesday at Sonoma County Superior Court, prompting an outcry from criminal justice and court officials who said the action undermines local authority and deters immigrants...
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Feds Find Fourth Amendment Workaround, Buy Phone Locations From Marketing Firms

Sidestepping the need to obtain a search warrant, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reportedly been accessing phone location data belonging to millions of Americans by buying it straight from private marketing firms. The data is drawn from seemingly ordinary phone apps, including mobile games and weather…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, Homeland Security, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Ad Tech, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Carpenter V United States, Surveillance Tech

The CEO of Microsoft's GitHub, home to 40 million developers, says the site is 'by far the most valuable social network that's ever been built' (MSFT)

At a Microsoft event on Monday, GitHub CEO Nat Friedman called the site "by far the most valuable social network that's ever been built." Currently, over 40 million developers use GitHub to share and contribute to open source projects, and the company is aiming for 100 million by 2025. That's far behind Facebook or Twitter — but Friedman says that he looks at the definition of "value" differently. Friedman says that GitHub developers are responsible for the software that powers much of the res...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Gartner, Github, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Murphy, Golden Globe, Friedman, Nicholas Carlson, Thomas Murphy, Nat Friedman, COO of GitHub

The COO of GitHub explains why it has no plans to ever move completely to Microsoft's cloud, over a year after the $7.5 billion acquisition (MSFT)

GitHub COO Erica Brescia says GitHub, which now has over 40 million developers on the site, has no plans to move completely to Microsoft's cloud Azure. Microsoft bought GitHub for $7.5 billion in late 2018, but Brescia says that Microsoft respects GitHub's independence — including its prerogitive to choose where and how it hosts its IT infrastructure.  GitHub does use Azure for some applications, but it also uses other cloud providers and its own data centers. "I think it's important we run in...
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Trump Admin Plan to Collect DNA From Detained Migrants, Asylum Seekers Will Begin Soon

The Trump administration’s plan to collect DNA evidence from migrants detained in U.S. Customs and Borders Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities will commence soon in the form of a 90-day pilot program in Detroit and Southwest Texas, CNN reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Dna, Immigration, Dhs, Surveillance, Ice, CBP, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Detroit, Border Patrol, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Biometrics, Trump

Firm Sues California Over Ban On Private Prisons

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A private prison firm that just won multibillion-dollar contracts to run federal immigration detention centers in California sued the state on Monday, claiming that a new ban on for-profit lockups in California is unconstitutional. The GEO Group, Inc., argued in the federal suit that Assembly Bill 32, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in October, would unlawfully undermine enforcement criminal and immigration law. It asks a federal court to permanently bar the law from taking effect. ...
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Refugee Paroled In California Murder Case, Immediately Detained By ICE

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A Cambodian refugee who drew support from immigrant groups was released Monday from a California prison after being granted parole in a murder case, then immediately turned over to federal agents for possible deportation, his attorney said. Gov. Gavin Newsom allowed the parole of Tith Ton, now 40, who spent 22 years in prison for killing a rival gang member. “It’s deeply disappointing that the governor is choosing to work with ICE,” said Anoop Prasad, an attorney with the Asian...
Tags: News, California, Southeast Asia, California News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Ap, Williams, Refugees, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Ton, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Newsom, Prasad, Jeffrey Callison

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Business Insider published a blockbuster investigation into the collapse of Faraday Grid, the energy startup backed by WeWork's Adam Neumann and which valued itself at $6.5 billion. Documents and sources indicate that Faraday Grid's CEO borrowed money from the firm to renovate his house, and spent lavishly on business travel and hotels. Amazon took a nosedive after reporting a less profitable quarter than expected. Amazon report...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Elizabeth Warren, US, Trends, Tokyo, WeWork, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Wall Street Journal, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Alexa

Over 200 musicians have pledged to boycott Amazon's music festival unless the company severs all ties with ICE (AMZN)

More than 200 musicians have signed activist organization Fight for the Future's letter pledging not to work with Amazon until it cuts ties with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. That includes the music festival Amazon's cloud platform, Amazon Web Services, is hosting in Las Vegas in December. Amazon has previously faced backlash for its ties to ICE, including from its own employees. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Over 200 musicians signed an open letter promising not...
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Honduran woman accuses immigration agent of sexual assault over seven years

In a $10m lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, she says the officer threatened her with deportationA Honduran woman living in Connecticut has accused a US immigration agent of sexually assaulting her over a period of seven years under the threat of deportation, according to a federal lawsuit. The woman, identified in the lawsuit as Jane Doe, sued the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice), and the former Ice agent Wilfredo Rodriguez o...
Tags: Law, US, US news, Connecticut, US crime, US immigration, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, US Department of Homeland Security, Jane Doe, Customs Enforcement ICE, Trump Administration, Rape and sexual assault, Wilfredo Rodriguez

DOJ Rule Gives Green Light to Collect DNA from Asylum-Seekers and Detained Migrants

The Department of Justice released an amended regulation on Monday that allows the Trump administration to lay the groundwork for a sweeping new policy requiring DNA collection for nearly all migrants who are held temporarily or for an extended period of time in federal immigration custody, so that information can be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dna, Immigration, Ice, Immigration And Customs Enforcement

U.S. Border Patrol Reportedly Eyes Face Recognition for Body Cams

U.S. Customs and Border Protection—one of the arms of the federal immigration machine shoving tens of thousands of people into de facto concentration camps—is eyeing equipping officers with facial recognition body cams, according to Reuters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Immigration, Surveillance, Ice, Civil Rights, CBP, Donald Trump, Facial Recognition, Racial Profiling, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Reuters, Face Recognition, Customs And Border Protection, U S Customs

Won't Someone Please Think of Microsoft?

Late last night, an email leaked to advocacy group Fight For The Future detailed how Github—the code repository Microsoft bought last year for $7.5 billion—would be renewing its contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency at the forefront of carrying out the Trump administration’s xenophobic war…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Microsoft, Ice, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Trump, U S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Gifthub

Dems Agree To Support This Portion Of WH’s Emergency Funds Request For Border

Democratic leadership will reportedly agree to fund a portion of the White House’s request for emergency funding at the U.S.-Mexico border, Politico reported. Democrats said they’d approve aid strictly to address humanitarian issues at the border in their disaster relief package, just a portion of the $4.5 billion request from the White House. Democratic leaders were careful to communicate that the aid would need to be “tightly limited” to humanitarian funds for the Department of Homeland Sec...
Tags: News, Mexico, White House, Politico, Immigration, Department Of Homeland Security, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Nicole Lafond, Emergency Declaration, Democratic leadership, Office of Refugee Resettlement Democrats

Palantir's Github Page Is the New Battleground in the Fight Against ICE

Tech activists continue to organize and win across many of the industry’s biggest firms—and increasingly the online spaces tech workers gather are becoming battlegrounds in their own right. Take Palantir’s Github page this morning, for example: Starting around 10am ET, concerned users plan to mass flag “issues” with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Palantir, Immigration And Customs Enforcement

Trump Taps Former Obama-Era Border Patrol Chief To Lead ICE

President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that Mark Morgan, a former Obama-era Border Patrol chief, will lead the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. “Mark is a true believer and American Patriot,” Trump tweeted. “He will do a great job!” I am pleased to inform all of those that believe in a strong, fair and sound Immigration Policy that Mark Morgan will be joining the Trump Administration as the head of our hard working men and women of ICE. Mark is a true believer and American Pat...
Tags: News, Obama, Immigration, Ice, State Department, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Trump, Morgan, Mark, Donald J Trump, Mark Morgan, Trump Administration, Cristina Cabrera

Massachusetts prosecutors sue to block ICE arrests at courthouses

Massachusetts district attorneys and public defenders are filing a lawsuit Monday to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement from patrolling state courthouses.
Tags: Massachusetts, Cnn, Immigration And Customs Enforcement

Trump made fun of Secret Service chief's ears and called him 'Dumbo'

President Trump moved to clear out the senior ranks of the Department of Homeland Security on Monday, a day after forcing the resignation of its secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, as he accelerated a purge of the nation’s immigration and security leadership.The White House announced the departure of Randolph Alles, the director of the Secret Service, who had fallen out of favour with the president even before a security breach at his Mar-a-Lago club that the agency effectively blamed on Mr Trump’s emp...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, China, Cnn, Iowa, Wisconsin, Secret Service, Nielsen, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, Dianne Feinstein, Immigration And Customs Enforcement

Record Low Percentage Of ICE Arrestees Actually Have Criminal Records

The percentage of undocumented people with criminal records arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement has fallen to a record low, USA Today reported Thursday, meaning that a record percentage of ICE arrestees have committed the civil violation of being in the country without proper documentation, but no criminal violation. According to ICE data flagged by the paper, just 63.5 percent of ICE arrestees in December had criminal records, the lowest figure since ICE started tracking the metr...
Tags: News, Obama, Immigration, Ice, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Jones, Homan, Matt Shuham, Thomas Homan

Thousands of ICE Employees Have Access to Massive, Nationwide License Plate-Tracking System

Records obtained by the ACLU of Northern California in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit show that local city governments are piping automated license plate reader (ALPR) data to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, the organization wrote on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Immigration, Dhs, Surveillance, Aclu, Ice, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Mass Surveillance, Northern California, Customs Enforcement, Automated License Plate Readers

The Emerging Democratic Minority

The biases of the media are so pervasive that there is little recognition of the steady disintegration of the Democrats, though it is occurring every day. Rational and intelligent members of the center-Left write to me every week with new concerns about where the Left is going. The Democratic National Committee’s decision not to allow Fox News to put on one of their candidates’ debates confirms the weakness of the party and of its leaders. The process of atomizing society into smaller and smalle...
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Migrant Mom Sues Over Toddler’s Death After Detention

The lawsuit from Yazmin Juarez of Guatemala alleges that her 1-year-old daughter developed a respiratory illness at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Texas, and medical staff provided inadequate treatment before releasing her three weeks later.
Tags: Texas, News, Immigration, Guatemala, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Customs And Border Protection, South Texas Family Residential Center, Yazmin Juarez, Migrant Children

Berkeley to Finally Vote on Privacy Ordinance to Make It a Digital Sanctuary City

Berkeley, California became the nation’s first sanctuary city in 1971, and tomorrow its city council will prepare to refine what that means in 2019 with an ordinance designed to pressure private companies who collaborate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Read more...
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In first interview since ICE detention, rapper 21 Savage calls immigration policy enforcement 'broken'

Rapper 21 Savage says his nearly 10-day detention by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency accentuates what he says are the agency's flaws.
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