Microsoft releases statement on border separations after ICE protests

Microsoft releases statement on border separations after ICE protests

Microsoft releases statement on border separations after ICE protests

Microsoft releases statement on border separations after ICE protests

 

Microsoft releases a statement after protests about the company providing government cloud services to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The protests targeted a Microsoft blog post broadly discussing providing services to ICE.

Microsoft briefly removed that mention from the post before returning it and calling the deletion an employee error.

Microsoft briefly removed that mention from the post before returning it and calling the deletion an employee error.
*Full statement, via The Verge: “As a company, Microsoft is dismayed by the forcible separation of children from their families at the border. Family unification has been a fundamental tenant of American policy and law since the end of World War II. As a company Microsoft has worked for over 20 years to combine technology with the rule of law to ensure that children who are refugees and immigrants can remain with their parents. We need to continue to build on this noble tradition rather than change course now. We urge the administration to change its policy and Congress to pass legislation ensuring children are no longer separated from their families.”

 

One Microsoft employee, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that she believed the press release was in poor taste — especially after Microsoft had taken public stands to support immigrants and Dreamers threatened by the Trump administration.

But she didn't think Microsoft should intervene with the clients who use the company's services, she said.

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