The workers also mentioned in the petition the Trump Government's policy of family separation and the recent deaths of children in the custody of immigration officials. The petition states: "Under international human rights law, these abuses are illegal and immoral by any standard." It is reported that several hours after the petition was issued, hundreds of employees signed it.
In response to CBP's actions, Google employees are targeting the company's bid for the government cloud computing contract. "Winning cloud providers will streamline CBP infrastructure and facilitate human rights violations."
The petition continued: "History is clear; now is the time to say no. We refuse to be accomplices."