Hold up, say ICE officials.
A solicitation for a company to compile a database of license plate information was canceled just a day after the Washington Post revealed the plan.
“The solicitation, which was posted without the awareness of ICE leadership, has been cancelled,” ICE spokeswoman Gillian Christensen told the Washington Post in a statement. “While we continue to support a range of technologies to help meet our law enforcement mission, this solicitation will be reviewed to ensure the path forward appropriately meets our operational needs.”
The technology would have allowed law enforcement to scan the tags of every vehicle to collect data.