Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deployed a Palantir Technologies-developed intelligence tool, dubbed Investigative Case Management, to assist with the Trump administration's potential immigration deportation plans, The Intercept reports. Documents indicate that ICE viewed the tool as “mission critical," the report states, "meaning that the agency will not be able to properly function without the program." The tool, which will hit "final operating capacity" in September of this year, allows users to access a vast "ecosystem" of information on a person from an array of federal agencies. “If President Trump’s rhetoric on mass deportations is going to be turned into reality, then we’re going to see these tools turned in that direction, and these documents show that there are very powerful and intrusive tools that can be used toward that end,” said the American Civil Liberties Union's Jay Stanley. Earlier this week, several organizations sent letters to 50 data brokers asking them to not build any so-called "Muslim registries."
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