IDP’s Surveillance, Tech & Immigration Policing project challenges ICE policing and migration control at the intersection of the criminal legal and immigration systems. This includes tackling the rapidly expanding role of tech corporations in local governance. The project supports organizing to build the collective knowledge and political infrastructure to end state violence and to grow a just digital future.
About the Surveillance, Tech & Immigration Policing Project: Advocates are increasingly having to fight not only a growing policing and punishment apparatus, but also the normalization and rapid expansion of the surveillance state. Tech-fueled surveillance increasingly invades daily lives and communities, from the “digital prisons” where carceral power is expanded through technology, to “smart city” projects in which corporate players tie government services to the commodification of data. Founded in early 2021, the project aims to develop tools and campaigns for advocates to take on these multiple manifestations of the surveillance state. We seek to build community awareness and power, increasing our collective ability to challenge the rapidly expanding role of technology in supercharging state and corporate control.