A database with information about current and former ICE employees was published Thursday by WikiLeaks.
(Bryan Cox/ICE via AP)
WikiLeaks this week published a database with personal data of more than 9,000 current and former employees of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a report said.
ICEPatrol is an important source for information about ICE programs and the increase of the responsibility, especially in the light of the actions taken by the ICE of the last time, such as the separation of children and parents at the U.S. border.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 22, 2018
“This information is an important source for information about ICE programs and the increase of the responsibility, especially in the light of the extreme actions taken by the ICE of the last time, such as the separation of children and parents at the U.S. border, and” WikiLeaks wrote in a description of the data, the Washington Post reported.
The database contains profiles on LinkedIn, photos, backgrounds, agency personnel, and the employees are the basis of business, other information – an unusual step for a group that has gained notoriety for publishing secret documents.
WikiLeaks said it obtained the database of Sam Lavigne, a New York-based artist and computer programmer, who also claimed to be an adjunct professor at the University of New York.
“If the ICE continues to ramp up the inhuman supervision and detention efforts, I believe that it is important to document what happens, and by whom, in which way we can.”
– Sam Lavigne
Lavigne, who allegedly tried to publish the information on GitHub, but the site took it down, Fox News reported. He published a blog post about the database on the Media, but the website reportedly removed that post.
“If the ICE continues to ramp up the inhuman supervision and detention efforts, I believe that it is important to document what happens, and by whom, in which way we can,” Lavigne wrote.
The WikiLeaks data was the latest in a series of incidents in which ICE employees is focused on retribution for the Trump administration “zero tolerance” policy of the prosecution and the separation of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the border.
Developer Sam Lavigne, who claims to be an adjunct professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, created a database on GitHub reveal ICE agents names scraped from LinkedIn.
Trump has since canceled the separations with an executive order, as well as lawmakers in Washington work on the preparation of new proposals for immigration policy.
On Tuesday, a group of protesters chased out of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of the DC-based Mexican restaurant, and on Wednesday the left-wing news site “Splinter News,” published what they claimed was the White House Aide Stephen Miller’s phone number.
The website, called Miller, “the most effective driving force behind the implementation of the bullying policy that is now leading the national news.”
Many protesters have gathered outside ICE offices throughout the country. In Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday, hundreds of protesters around the local ICE office, blocking the entrance and forcing the agency to suspend until Thursday.
“Where ICE agents dare to show their faces, they must be challenged and humbled for the run of this fascist policy,” said the left-wing group to Occupy the ICE in PDX, in a Facebook post.
Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @bradford_betz.