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ICE Forcing Immigrants to Wear Tracking Devices That Look Like Apple Watches

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In a pilot program, individuals detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Colorado are being forced to wear GPS tracking devices designed to look like smartwatches, prompting an outcry from advocacy groups that say that ICE is out of line.

“The watch represents an expansion of harmful detention practices,” says Amy Gottlieb, associate regional director for the American Friends Service Committee. “These technologies cause documented negative health and mental health outcomes, including limiting people’s ability to provide for their families, due to the stigma associated with being surveilled.”

ICE, whose headquarters for the Colorado and Wyoming region are in Centennial, unveiled the device, which is shaped like an oversized Apple Watch, at a stakeholder meeting on…

Bennito L. Kelty

2023-05-04 08:00:00

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