Bloomberg Law
May 4, 2018, 12:30 PM

Calif. Cities Ice Out Contractors Helping Feds Track Immigrants

Joyce E. Cutler
Joyce E. Cutler
staff correspondent

Berkeley, Calif., looks to become the nation’s first city to take aim at companies supporting Trump administration immigration policies. And other municipalities in the San Francisco Bay Area may follow suit.

That means companies like IBM Inc., Palantir Technologies Inc., and LexisNexis could see an impact on their contract work with some Bay Area cities.

Berkeley is considering stopping work with contractors that help federal immigration officials create databases and registries to target immigrants and religious minorities. The city council voted May 1 to send the ordinance to its Peace & Justice Commission to refine the policy and get ...

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