Microsoft Has A $19.4 Million Contract With ICE

Children have been separated from their parents. Babies are still detained in inhumane conditions. All of this because families were seeking safety in the United States. Nearly 300,000 people have signed petitions calling for big tech company to stop helping the government hurt kids. Microsoft employees are speaking out.

But Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, is stubbornly saying he won’t drop the company’s contract with ICE. Microsoft’s $19.4 million contract is to provide dangerous software that helps the government violate human rights faster and more “efficiently”. Still, we can see the pressure is working. Other major companies are starting to drop contracts with ICE and the pressure is building for Microsoft to do the same.

MORE TECH COMPANIES HAVE DANGEROUS CONTRACTS

Salesforce has a contract with Customs & Border Protection to make border activities “more efficient”. More than 20 organizations that are Salesforce customers have signed on to a letter calling on them to drop their contract with border patrol. The most prominent immigration organization has declined a $250,000 donation from Salesforce. A coffee company recently declined a $40,000 contract from the company. And still theCEO, Marc Benioff, has refused to drop the contract with border patrol.

On July 26th, there were #NoTechforICE Protests Across the Country

A group of protesters standing in front of the Microsoft store in NYC holding signs

See photos from protests and deliveries from across the country here.