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As reported today by The Verge, ICE now has the ability to track license plates across the nation in real-time, thanks to a contract the agency signed recently with Vigilant Solutions, a private company that provides thousands of law enforcement agencies access to (among other surveillance tools) its extensive database of license plate records.
The Verge breaks down the ways ICE can potentially use the license plate recognition database: one, to pinpoint someone’s home or workplace by querying historical records, and two, to track someone’s real-time movements. ICE officials have long wanted the ability to locate undocumented immigrants; according to The Verge, the agency took Vigilant’s system for a test-run in 2012 and put
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