Saludos Jeanne,

On Tuesday, April 6, at 6 p.m. ET/3 pm PT, Mijente is co-hosting a panel with The Intercept featuring Rep. Ilhan Omar and special guest Naomi Klein titled Digital Dragnet: How the Surveillance State Is Spying on You.



Mijente has been leading the No Tech for ICE campaign since 2018, primarily organizing against tech companies that provide technology to ICE and CBP that enables deportations and border enforcement. We’ve worked with dozens of immigrant and civil rights groups, academics, students, shareholders, and lawmakers on different parts of the campaign, targeting the corporate ties to immigration enforcement.

Now, with President Joe Biden elected, we know the administration will inherit a sweeping surveillance state that was militarized under President Trump but long predates him, a surveillance state that has strong  bipartisan support. Top Democrats have spoken of their support for a “virtual wall” on the border and have routinely expanded the surveillance technologies available to ICE, CBP, the police, and various law enforcement agencies. Contracts with companies like Palantir have been renewed under the Biden administration, continuing to supercharge agencies like ICE in their mission to deport every undocumented person in the country.

We’re inviting organizers from across the country to ask questions of Rep. Omar to spotlight how the Department of Homeland Security and local police agencies use specific surveillance tools—like facial recognition, social media monitoring, utility data collection, and more—to target different movements, from anti-pipeline protesters to Black Lives Matter activists.

We’ve confirmed the following folks to ask questions:

  • Naomi Klein, prize-winning journalist with The Intercept
  • Cat Brooks, co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project in Oakland
  • Tara Houska, tribal attorney and founder of the Giniw Collective
  • Norma Herrera, community organizer with the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network


Join us for this chance to hear directly from organizers about how surveillance technology is affecting their movements. 




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