WikiLeaks gathered the information from LinkedIn.
In the past month, the debate about illegal immigration has heated up in America. The Trump Administration's "zero tolerance policy" has become the most controversial topic in the news, while a polarized political landscape points fingers at the other side. Some citizens point to past presidents for their immigration policies, others look to the current leader's new stricter rules. The debate reached a boiling point, and Trump signed a new executive order that stops families from being separated, but it also allows for families to be held for a much longer period of time.
In the midst of the backlash over the actions of the Trump Administration and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), WikiLeaks compiled and shared over 9,000 ICE employees information online. "ICEPatrol is an important public resource for understanding ICE programs and increasing accountability, especially in light of the actions taken by ICE lately, such as the separation of children and parents at the US border," tweeted WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks included information and photos collected from LinkedIn of 9,243 former and current ICE employees. Users can search the database by location, current position, school attended, and field of study. According to The Washington Post, WikiLeaks seems to have expanded and published a project created by Sam Lavigne, a New York-based artist and programmer who taught at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Lavigne attempted to publish a smaller ICE employee database on GitHub and Medium, but both were taken down.