According to a new report published by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement about its Alternatives to Detention Program (ATD), the agency spent $361,218 a day on three kinds of technology to monitor those it released into the U.S., or $131,844,570 a year.
The report states it spent $112,257.80 a day on GPS monitoring using satellites to track the location of foreign nationals released into the U.S. to ensure they were complying with the conditions of their release.
It spent $245,377.92 a day on 255,602 SmartLINK phones with an app for individuals to use facial recognition “to report compliance with the conditions of their release.”
It also spent $3,582.36 a day on 19,902 VoiceID telephonic reporting. This system compares phone calls made by the individuals against their voiceprint obtained during enrollment into the program.
According to the report, the agency’s Intensive Supervision Appearance Program uses modern technology and case management to “closely monitor” a small segment of cases assigned to its non-detained docket. “As of August 2020, there are over 3.3 million individuals assigned to the non-detained docket, many with pending cases before the immigration courts. ICE has resources to monitor approximately 5 percent of the total non-detained population, or approximately 100,000 undocumented individuals,” the report states .
Assuming those released still have the phones they were given to comply with the program, and the phones are on and still working, the agency says it can track the location of the phone. The same is true with GPS monitoring devices, assuming the devices are worn by individuals every day for years until their court hearing.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2021, ICE says that 26,000 participants complied through SmartLINK, 28,000 complied through GPS monitoring and 32,000 complied through telephonic reporting.
No compliance data for fiscal 2022 has been made available yet.The ATD program was created under […]
Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
The reason is simple. They are beholden to Big Tech, and Big Tech doesn’t allow certain topics to be discussed or they’ll cut you off. Far too many conservative news outlets rely on Google, Facebook, and Twitter for the bulk of their traffic. They depend on big checks from Google ads to keep the sites running. I don’t necessarily hold it against them. We all do what we need to do to survive. I just wish more would do like we have, which is to cut out Big Tech altogether.
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