The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement experienced a data breach on November 28, 2022. During the security compromise, the names and other personally identifiable information of over 6,000 noncitizens were posted to ICE websites. The information is estimated to have been up for around five hours before it was taken down.
Immigrants who were impacted by the data breach will be contacted directly or through their attorney on file. Individuals with the guidance of legal counsel will be able to determine if they will file a lawsuit against ICE or take any other legal action.
ICE has released a statement saying they will be investigating this situation and taking appropriate actions. They have been monitoring the IPs of those who accessed the data and will be continuing to make sure the information is not reposted further.
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No individual, regardless of their citizenship status, should feel threatened or fear for their safety. While accidental, the ICE data breach may have raised new concerns and questions for immigrants residing in the United States. Reeves Immigration Law Group has over four decades of experience in representing noncitizens and their families, and continues to advocate for the safety of immigrants nationwide.
If you or a loved one were impacted by this incident, it is advised you seek legal counsel immediately to discuss your rights. Our team is comprised of some of the best immigration attorneys, who can guide you through your legal options. Contact us today to hear more about our services and what we can do for you.