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Tech takes on Trump's family separation policy

Protesters rally in front of an ICE detention facility on the National Day of Action for Children on June 1 in Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Some in the tech industry raised their voices Monday to oppose the Trump administration’s policy of separating families accused of entering the country illegally — from CEOs condemning the practice to workers of all ranks contributing to fundraisers to help affected children. At the same time, Microsoft came under fire for its role supplying tech to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Context: It's not the first time the immigration debate has become a flashpoint in the strained relationship between Silicon Valley and President Trump. Just weeks into his presidency, tech CEOs spoke out against Trump’s travel ban, and many execs have been vocal on the DACA debate surrounding Dreamers.