Googlers circulate petition demanding a moratorium on contracts with US border agencies

Despite the departure of its most prominent leaders amid claims of harassment and retaliation, the Googler Uprising lives on, with Google employees circulating an internal petition demanding that the company not contract with US border agencies to provide any kind of services, on the grounds that US immigration authorities are notorious abusers of human rights.

US Customs and Border Protection has an open tender for bidders to provide cloud services. The organizers of the petition said they had 70 signatures to start with.

“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 protesters wrote. “By any interpretation, CBP and ICE are in grave violation of international human rights law.”

Google Workers Demand Company Not Work With Border Agencies [Gerrit De Vynck/Bloomberg]