Friday, July 09, 2004


Will the tech-industry distinguish the idealized citizen? The US-VISIT program is a $10 billion dollar contract going to one company, Accenture. One of the handful of companies to benefit from the militarization of the border and anti-immigrant policies. Increasingly, the private sector is taking on legislative mandates. The question of accountability is paramount in this relationship. How will the profit drive of Accenture influence how identities are measured and what constitutes a persons identity? Policies like US VISIT are likely to contribute to the racialization of immigrants and those that cross borders.


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