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Reported: DHS uses cellphone location data for immigration enforcement

  1. Date Announced

    Feb. 7, 2020

    The Wall Street Journal reports that DHS, ICE and CBP have purchased licenses to Venntel, a program that maps the movements of millions of users' cellphones. ICE and CBP have used the program, which tracks location data through a variety of cellphone apps, to help identify immigrants before their arrest and flag potential border crossings. [ID #970]

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Status: Reported
Type of Action: Change in Practice
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: CBP ICE DHS

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