An analysis by the Brennan Center of the Department of Homeland Security’s harvesting and use of social media information shows that the agency is expanding collection and monitoring programs, despite scant evidence that such broad-scale surveillance strengthens national security.
The Brennan Center has won a court ruling that allows its lawsuit against the Muslim Ban to proceed.
The three consolidated cases – Zakzok v. Trump, Int’l Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump, and Iranian Alliances Across Borders v. Trump – have been brought on behalf of American Muslims separated from family members who are citizens of countries covered by the ban.
Using information from the government contracts database SmartProcure, a Brennan Center analysis and map show more school district purchases of social media monitoring technology, with Texas, Illinois, Florida, and California leading the pack.
After a historic vote in Congress to end a manufactured national emergency, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law is providing a roadmap for lawmakers to effectively push back against President Trump’s abuse of power -- and to prevent future abuses.
The groups demanded that the federal agencies stop the inhumane and illegal policy of using information obtained from vulnerable immigrant children to find, arrest, and deport their parents and relatives when they come forward to assume responsibility for the children.