Salesforce staff ask CEO to revisit ties with US border agency


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  • Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018

An employee walks through a hall inside the Salesforce.com Inc. office at the new Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The building, the tallest office tower west of the Mississippi river, opened with a ceremony crowded with local officials on Tuesday, representing the indelible mark San Francisco's largest private employer has made on the city. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Hundreds of Salesforce.com Inc employees signed a letter to chief executive officer Marc Benioff criticising the company’s contracts with the US 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 US-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. 

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