Boston Globe Questions Program to Track Illegal Immigrants

Screen shot from The Boston Globe

An article in The Boston Globe today caught my eye. Globe reporter Maria Sacchetti raises questions about an Immigration and Customs Enforcement program to track illegal immigrants in Massachusetts.

According to the article, private company BI Incorporated has been tasked by Homeland Security to monitor immigrants facing deportation with methods that include GPS devices connected by ankle monitors.

These methods have been implemented as a more humane and less expensive alternative to detaining immigrants slated for deportation.

Sacchetti states that 29 percent of the 21,000 immigrants in the BI program wear GPS monitors, where in Massachusetts fewer than 3 percent of convicted criminals on probation and 5 percent of parolees wear monitors.

I’m very interested to know if any Congolese immigrants are a part of this program. If you know of any information please contact me.


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