ICE releases personal information of immigrant-crime hotline users

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released the private information of hundreds of people who called the agency’s Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE), The Arizona Republic reported Sunday.

Call logs to the VOICE hotline were posted to the agency’s website, and ICE released some private information to The Arizona Republic through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the news outlet reported.

ICE admitted in a statement to The Arizona Republic that it posted private information that is protected by law. To remedy the situation, ICE offered identity-theft monitoring services to those affected by the disclosure and temporarily removed the contents of its FOIA library.

The VOICE hotline was originally intended as a way for victims to ask questions, but has instead become a crime hotline, according to The Arizona Republic. Read more…