Nicole Hallett Appears on Chicago Tonight to Discuss Data Sharing with ICE

Utility Giants Agree to Stop Selling Data to ICE But Some Loopholes Remain

Utility giants have agreed to stop selling sensitive information to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, among other law enforcement agencies.

For years, companies have sold data from cable, phone and power bills -- including names, home addresses, and more.

The move comes after pressure from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and a national “No Tech for ICE”campaign started in 2018 by Mijente, a national and political organizing hub for Latinos.


A report from earlier this year reveals loopholes in Chicago’s sanctuary law which allow the Chicago Police Department to share information with ICE.

Nicole Hallett, associate clinical professor of law at the University of Chicago and director of the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, says that a realm of data continues to fuel “the deportation machine” through the Fusion Center.

Read more at WTTW Chicago Tonight

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