Google employees demand that the tech giant refuse any contracts with ICE and Border Patrol

Mail Online | 3/20/2019 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com
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Google employees have demanded that the company not provide any services to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

In an angry petition made public on Wednesday, the employees demanded that the tech giant publicly commit to refuse any contracts with the immigration and border enforcement agencies.

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'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 read.

'We refuse to be complicit. It is unconscionable that Google, or any other tech company, would support agencies engaged in caging and torturing vulnerable people,' it continued.

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A Google spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com

Google is a major cloud computing provider, with competitors including Amazon and Microsoft, and has sought to expand its government contacts in recent years.

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The petition cites reports that CBP is preparing to request bids on a massive cloud computing contract, and goes on to demand that Google not participate in the bidding.

It also compares assisting border enforcement agencies to 'working with the Nazis during the Holocaust.'

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The petition claims that ICE and CBP are in 'grave violation of international human rights law' and that working with those agencies would threaten Google's 'diverse, inclusive, and psychologically safe workplace.'

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