Recently, nearly 1000 Google employees signed a petition saying that they “refuse” to be “complicit” in a potential cloud computing contract with the federal government.
The petition reads,
“It’s time to stand together again and state clearly that we will not work on any such contract. We demand that Google publicly commit not to support CBP, ICE or ORR [Office of Refugee Resettlement] with any infrastructure, funding or engineering resources, directly or indirectly, until they stop engaging in human rights abuses.”
“They’re supposed to be techie smart, this younger generation, but these people are morons because they haven’t studied the issue,” then Holman went on to speak about what ICE actually does for the country.
“Do you know nine out of 10 people that ICE arrests are convicted criminals [with] pending criminal charges against a United States citizen. Do you know that ICE took enough opioids off of the street last year to kill every man, woman and child in this country twice? Do you know ICE saved thousands of children from child predators … hundreds of women from sex trafficking? Do you know ICE arrested 137,000 criminals, public safety threats off of your streets to make your streets safer?” said Holman.
Brandon Judd, the National Border Patrol Council President, added that Google’s refusal will actually make it more difficult to process the immigrants in a timely manner.
“So what they’re asking us to do is … to actually hold them in our custody even longer because they won’t give us the technology in order to process them through,” he said, adding that Trump gets made out to be the villian when “in reality, the villains are the cartels that put these people in danger when they’re crossing the border illegally, and now Google wants to put even more people in the hands of the cartels …”