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Letter from GitHub employees to CEO about the company's ICE contract

Updated Oct 9, 2019 at 3:16 PM EST

The CEO of GitHub — a popular platform for hosting, sharing and reviewing code — pledged to donate $500,000 to nonprofit groups supporting immigration communities targeted by the Trump administration. Some employees at GitHub said in an open letter obtained by The Washington Post they interpreted the donation as a way to mitigate GitHub’s recent decision to renew a contract with ICE.

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Employees ask GitHub to cancel ICE contract: ‘We cannot offset human lives with money’