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How Big Data and the Surveillance State Collude to Undermine Immigrant Rights

February 15, 2024 (1 min read)

Prof. César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, Feb. 1, 2024

"A decade ago, when New Mexico legislators changed the state’s laws so that unauthorized migrants could get driver’s licenses, they had people like Maximo Olivas-Perea in mind. A longtime resident of Santa Fe, Olivas-Perea did not have the federal government’s permission to live in the United States. But here he was, nonetheless, living in a mobile home near the city’s small airport. Until 2016. That’s when, after renewing his license—as state law allows migrants to do—his life flipped upside down. ... "