P.R. Lockhart reports:
Almost two months after revelations that the government had posted personal information of undocumented victims of abuse in a publicly searchable database, US Customs and Immigration Enforcement says that it has corrected the issue.
In May, Mother Jones reported that the names of undocumented abuse victims were searchable in the Department of Homeland Security’s Victim Notification Exchange, or DHS-VINE. The database was launched together with DHS’s Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office, in an effort to highlight crimes committed by immigrants and provide assistance to victims. The issue was first spotted by the Tahirih Justice Center, a group that works with women and girls fleeing gender-based violence, after a client’s information was found in the database.
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