Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tech companies are enabling a “machine of deportation” say leading immigrant rights advocates


Shirin Ghaffary on Vox reports that, in the past year, many major tech companies such as Amazon, Palantir, Salesforce, and Microsoft are selling software to U.S. federal immigration agencies. Those agencies have been responsible for enforcing controversial immigration enforcing policies that separate families at the border, detain children, and deport people seeking asylum.

Jonathan Ryan, CEO of immigrant legal aid and services organization RAICES, and Erika Andiola, the organization’s chief advocacy officer, contend that tech companies need to realize the moral consequences of their complicity in the Trump administration's aggressive immigration enforcement measures.



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