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Alvaro Bedoya: Ice and Undocumented People

alvaro bedoya: All three states -- which offer driving privileges to immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally -- agreed to the ICE requests, according to documents shared with The Associated Press on Monday and first reported by The Washington Post, according to CTV. States asked undocumented people to come out of the shadows to get licenses. Public records obtained by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology provided the first proof that ICE had sought such scans, which were conducted in Utah, Vermont and Washington. Then ICE turns around and uses that to find them, Alvaro Bedoya, the centre's director, said Monday. During the course of an investigation, ICE has the ability to collaborate with external local, federal and international agencies to obtain information that may assist in case completion and prosecution efforts, Bourke said in a written response. ICE spokesman Matthew Bourke did not directly address written questions, including whether the agency used the scans to arrest or deport anyone. ( As reported in the news.