Google Staffers Petition to Block Govt Contracts Over Immigration

Google employees are circulating a petition urging the tech giant against working with several federal agencies “engaged in caging and torturing vulnerable people.”

Google employees posted the petition on Medium accusing the Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement of abusing illegal immigrants.

“They are caging and harming asylum seekers, separating children from parents, illegally detaining refugees and U.S. citizens and perpetrating a system of abuse and malign neglect that has led to the deaths of at least 7 children in detention camps,” the petition states.

“These abuses are illegal under international human rights law, and immoral by any standard.”

The petition follows an announcement by CBP it was accepting bids from private companies to provide cloud services for the agency. 

“It is unconscionable that Google, or any other tech company, would support agencies engaged in caging and torturing vulnerable people,” the petition states.

The petition was signed by over 700 Google staffers and 56 other supporters.

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