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Palantir Renews U.S. Immigration Contract Despite Protests

  • Peter Thiel’s data company awarded contract through 2022
  • Critics say the software enabled workplace raids, arrests
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Palantir Technologies Inc. agreed to extend a contract to provide U.S. immigration authorities with data-mining software, dismissing concerns from activists who say the technology enables unethical policies, including the separation of migrant families.

The contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement will continue through 2022, according to a redacted document made public this week. The value of the deal wasn’t disclosed. The agreement strengthens a longstanding relationship, wherein immigration officials use Palantir’s data management software to build profiles on people.