Employees at several big companies, including Google and Whole Foods, are revolting against work from agencies that enforce Trump administration immigration policies, Axios' Sara Fischer and Courtenay Brown report.
- Why it matters: The immigration debate has become so polarizing under President Trump that companies are finding themselves at odds with their workforces for being involved at any level with enforcement.
Employees at Google circulated a petition Wednesday demanding that the company publicly commit not to support government agencies that engage in practices they feel amount to "human rights abuses."
- The petition calls for Google not to provide any "infrastructure, funding, or engineering resources, directly or indirectly" for Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
- The workers are worried because CBP is looking for a contractor to provide cloud computing services.
Whole Foods workers demanded this week that Amazon, their parent company, cut ties with Palantir, which provides software to ICE.
- Ogilvy, a global PR agency, was forced to confront angry employees at a town hall meeting last month over a multi-million dollar contract with CBP.
Between the lines: Corporations and their leaders are increasingly being pressured by customers and employees to take stands on social issues.
- Several big banks said they would no longer lend money to companies that run immigrant detention centers.
The big picture: Guns have also become more divisive for companies and their workforces.