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Google employees don’t want it to work with US border agencies

Citing fresh occasions such because the demise of 7 immigrant youngsters whilst in US custody and the Trump management’s “0 tolerance” immigration coverage, the petition argues Google must no longer work CBP, nor the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“We demand that Google publicly commit not to support CBP, ICE or ORR with any infrastructure, funding or engineering resources, directly or indirectly, until they stop engaging in human rights abuses,” the petition states. “History is clear: the time to say NO is now. We refuse to be complicit.”

At the time of writing, greater than 500 employees have signed the petition. The particular contract the petition relates to was once posted in July. It’s no longer transparent, then again, whether or not Google has bid at the challenge, nor whether or not it has any aim to accomplish that. We have reached out to Google for remark.

Wednesday’s petition is the most recent signal of discontent amongst Google employees with how the corporate conducts its industry. Last November, Google employees around the globe walked out in their workplaces to protest how the tech large handles sexual misconduct claims. In the similar month, corporate employees joined a public refrain calling at the corporate to finish construction of Project Dragonfly, a censored model of its seek engine Google deliberate to roll out in China. In the latter case, Google shuttered Project Dragonfly following the outcry from its employees and the general public.

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