Several high-profile data and technology companies have been profiting off of contracts with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency for the last several months, NBC News reported.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Thomson Reuters, Microsoft, Motorola Solutions and Palantir all have active contracts with ICE, according to a public records search. Their contracts show how many tech companies are putting their innovations to use with the U.S. government in ways that are not often visible to the public.
Palantir, for example, has a $39 million contract with the agency that began in 2015. Thomson Reuters Special Services, a subsidiary of the mass-media firm and news agency Thomson Reuters, signed a $6.8 million contract with ICE in March.
Palantir and Motorola Solutions did not respond to requests for comment. Hewlett Packard and Microsoft condemned the administration's family separation policy, while Thomson Reuters would not comment on it.