Former ICE Director Tom Homan and National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd blasted Google employees who signed a petition refusing to work with CBP, ICE, or ORR.
More than 600 Google employees signed a petition on Wednesday, Aug. 14, dubbed “Google must stand against human rights abuses,” saying they “refuse” to be “complicit” in potential cloud computing work for the federal government.
“It’s time to stand together again and state clearly that we will not work on any such contract. We demand that Google publicly commit not to support CBP, ICE, or ORR (Office of Refugee Resettlement) with any infrastructure, funding, or engineering resources, directly or indirectly, until they stop engaging in human rights abuses,” the petition reads.
We won’t be complicit: #NoGCPforCBP
With this petition, we call on Google to publicly commit not to support CBP, ICE or ORR w/ any infrastructure, funding, or engineering resources, directly or indirectly, until they stop engaging in human rights abuses.https://t.co/8RITUXKJBq
— Googlers for Human Rights (@EthicalGooglers) August 14, 2019
They also blamed federal government agents for “caging and harming asylum-seekers, separating children from parents, illegally detaining refugees and U.S. citizens, and perpetrating a system of abuse and malign neglect that has led to the deaths of at least 7 children in detention camps.”
Homan on Friday night’s “The Ingraham Angle” blasted Google employees, saying that “they’re supposed to be techie smart, this younger generation, but these people are morons because they haven’t studied the issue.”
“Do you know nine out of 10 people that ICE arrests are convicted criminals (with) pending criminal charges against a United States citizen? Do you know that ICE took enough opioids off of the street last year to kill every man, woman and child in this country twice?” Homan said. “Do you know that ICE saved thousands of children from child predators … hundreds of women from sex trafficking? Do you know ICE arrested 137,000 criminals, public safety threats off of your streets to make your streets safer?”
Google already works with CBP, along with other providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Oracle Cloud, in providing cloud computing that allows CBP and ICE to share resources, software, and information through the internet.
Judd said that without the technology, which Google can provide, agents have to hold illegals in custody even longer.
He also defended President Donald Trump who got vilified while protecting American people, saying “In reality, the villains are the cartels that put these people in danger when they’re crossing the border illegally, and now Google wants to put even more people in the hands of the cartels.”
Recently, Zachary Vorhies—a former Google engineer—decided to go public and released hundreds of documents with which Google would “tamper with the elections” and “overthrow the United States.”
“You know they can stop one or two of us, but they can’t stop all of us coming out and explaining to the American public, that this is what’s happening, that Google is not who they say they are,” Vorhies said.
He said he knew that the company had so much “political bias.” In one of the most recent documents called “new black list site for Google” it restricts certain new sites from appearing in the Google ranking, including conservative websites such as newsbusters.org and mediamatters.org.