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Sanctuary Journalism: ICE’s Data Broker Thomson Reuters

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Originally published at Huffington Post

by Tracy Rosenberg

U.S. media outlets have done a fairly good job outlining the injustices and cruelties of the broken immigration system and the rogue federal agency that enforces it: ICE. Abuses ranging from the blatantly illegal to the simply inhumane have been highlighted including the detention and attempted deportation of US citizens, removing brain tumor patients from the hospitalpaying Motel 6 hotel desk clerks to turn in hotel guestsarresting parents while their infant children are undergoing emergency surgerychasing domestic violence victims into court houses and trying to destroy records of in-custody deaths and rapes at detention centers.

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Deporting ICE

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On July 18, Oakland’s City Council voted unanimously to terminate the Oakland Police Department’s federal law enforcement agreement with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), formerly known as ICE. The unanimous vote on CM Rebecca Kaplan’s resolution followed previous unanimous votes at the City’s Privacy Advisory Commission (OPAC) and the Council’s Public Safety Committee.

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