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Someone just sent this to @fightfortheftr. An internal email showing that @github, which is now owned by @Microsoft recently renewed a $200,000 contract with ICE.

Full email here: drive.google.com/file/d/1ljH74A…
These parts jumped out at me:

"The revenue from the purchase is less than $200,000 and not financially material for our company."

"GitHub has no visibility into how this software is being used"

Write GitHub senior management ... as if that somehow makes it okay?
Then the letter goes full on "ICE is actually kinda good and if we don't take their money then the terrorists win"
Before it pivots back to a variety of fairly tortured excuses and justifications, culminating in the classic:

"Our voice is heard better by policymakers
when we have a seat at the table."
.@github are clearly thoughtful people but they're landing in the wrong place. There's a clear and organized demand from immigrants rights organizations for tech companies to stop powering ICE's abuses. Just cancel the contract. #NoTechForICE notechforice.com
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