Sunday, March 12, 2017
Pro-Immigrant Demonstrators Rally Outside Peter Thiel’s San Francisco Home
Around 40 protesters rallied Saturday afternoon outside the San Francisco home of "libertarian" Peter Thiel, a billionaire businessman and adviser to President Trump, over fears his data analytics company would partner with the administration to facilitate mass deportations, reports The San Francisco Chronicle.
Carrying signs with slogans like “Make America Mexico Again,” and “No wall no ban no surveillance state,” the group gathered around 3 p.m at the steps of Thiel’s Pacific Heights home on Broadway, said the paper.
The Intercept has reported that technology from Palantir, the data analytics company Thiel co-founded, could help Immigrations and Customs Enforcement carry out raids on unauthorized immigrants.
A $41.6 million contract to provide ICE with an intelligence system by September could provide agents with more extensive information on subjects for deportation, according to The Intercept.
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