Liberals are taking aim at Microsoft for working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement as Silicon Valley tech workers continue their revolt against conservatives and the Trump Administration.
Over 100 Microsoft employees have also joined the protest calling for their employer to cancel their contract with ICE, where they are helping to build better facial recognition and identification technology to keep Americans safe.
In a January blog post, Microsoft says it’s “proud” to be building cloud infrastructure for ICE.
Microsoft’s work for ICE apparently includes helping the agency “utilize deep learning capabilities to accelerate facial recognition and identification” https://t.co/GmSaTtgNbZ
— Trevor Timm (@trevortimm) June 18, 2018
The employees of the company signed on to an open letter complaining about children and teenagers being separated when they attempt to enter our nation illegally.
“We believe that Microsoft must take an ethical stand, and put children and families above profits,” the letter, which was addressed to the chief executive, Satya Nadella, said. “As the people who build the technologies that Microsoft profits from, we refuse to be complicit. We are part of a growing movement, comprised of many across the industry who recognize the grave responsibility that those creating powerful technology have to ensure what they build is used for good, and not for harm.”
The open-borders activists are even using the debunked photo of a child in a cage at a protest in memes in an attempt to tug at people’s heartstrings and demonize the tech giant.
Microsoft isn’t the only company facing pressure from their far-left employees. Google, Apple and Facebook have all had employees demanding that the companies to donate to groups that help illegal immigrants and condemn our right to secure our borders.
In response to the uprising from their employees, Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, penned a blog post about immigration, in which he said that his company is something akin to “the United Nations of Software.”
Smith’s post acknowledged that we need to reduce illegal immigration, but also called for a path to citizenship for DACA recipients.