Salesforce Staff Ask CEO to Revisit Ties With Border Agency

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Salesforce Staff Ask CEO to Revisit Ties With Border Agency

Hundreds of Inc. employees signed a letter to Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff criticizing the company’s contracts with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, the latest in a series of staff protests at technology firms over government work.

The letter said staff recently learned that the CBP is using three Salesforce products to recruit and "manage border activities." The agency is one of several that implement and enforce Trump administration immigration policies at the U.S.-Mexico border, including one that separated families. President Donald Trump signed an order stopping the practice last week, although there’s confusion over how authorities will handle enforcement and reunite families.

"Given the inhuman separation from their parents currently taking place at the border, we believe that our core value of Equality is at stake and that Salesforce should re-examine our contractual relationship with CBP and speak out against its practices," the letter reads, according to a copy viewed by Bloomberg News...

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