ICE Taps States’ Photo Databases to Hunt Criminal Suspects – Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—Federal immigration officials have sifted through state databases of driver’s licenses to hunt for criminal suspects with the use of facial-recognition technology, newly disclosed documents show.

Officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement have requested access to databases of license photos in at least three states, and two of them—Utah and Vermont—complied, according to internal communications and other records. Washington state doesn’t allow outside law-enforcement entities access to its facial-recognition…