Portland activists post phone numbers, home addresses of ICE employees
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Portland, Ore., activists are posting the phone numbers and home addresses of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees this week in protest of the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

Sam Lavigne, a self-described anti-fascist protester, mined the professional networking site LinkedIn to find hundreds of profiles for federal employees, The Oregonian reported Thursday.


The list was posted in a blog post, containing data from 1,595 employee profiles, which is still available in cached form although the links have been taken down.

"While I don't have a precise idea of what should be done with this data set," Lavigne wrote. "I leave it here with the hope that researchers, journalists and activists will find it useful."

The Oregonian reported that Portland residents used the list to track down and publish private information for at least seven area ICE employees.

None of the ICE employees returned the newspaper’s requests for comments.

Liz Johnson, assistant director of public affairs for ICE, did not confirm to The Oregonian whether extra security measures were implemented to protect employees.

"People can disagree on policy, but it is unconscionable to target our employees and advocate violence against federal law enforcement officers, who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe," Johnson said.

“This kind of rhetoric is reckless and irresponsible, and potentially puts at risk those who have taken an oath to uphold the law and protect public safety,” she added.

ICE had to temporarily shut down the regional office in Portland over massive protests this week due to the federal “zero tolerance” immigration policy that was separating migrant children from their parents.

Trump gave into bipartisan pressure on Wednesday and signed an executive order aimed at stopping the separation of families who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border.