Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Microsoft employees published an open letter on GitHub asking Microsoft to drop its contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, worth over $8 million.
These employees also said they’re standing in solidarity with GitHub employees.
On Wednesday, over 150 GitHub employees circulated a letter asking GitHub to stop doing business with ICE.
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Some Microsoft employees are taking a stand and asking their employer to drop its contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement — following suit from their colleagues at GitHub, the Microsoft-owned code-sharing site.

On Thursday, Microsoft employees published an open letter to management on GitHub asking for the company to drop its contracts with ICE. As Recode reported, Microsoft currently has over $8 million in contracts with ICE, while GitHub recently renewed a contract with the agency worth some $200,000.

You can read the full letter here. It’s not immediately clear how many employees signed the letter, but Bloomberg’s Mark Bergen and Dina Bass report that it’s “circulating” among the company.

Earlier this week, over 150 GitHub employees signed a similar open letter protesting that deal with ICE. GitHub CEO Nat Friedman defended the deal, saying in a a …read more


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