It was only a matter of time before Microsoft began to signal its virtue around the politically correct issue du jour.
The company came out to the world about its dismay at “the forcible separation of children from their families at the border,” and expressed support for “family unification,” which is, after all, its H-1B bread-and-butter.
When your CEOs are worth hundreds of millions, their “humble” dwellings have zip codes that place them far from the madding crowds.
As a company, Microsoft is dismayed by the forcible separation of children from their families at the border. Family unification has been a fundamental tenant [sic] of American policy and law since the end of World War II. As a company, Microsoft has worked for over 20 years to combine technology with the rule of law to ensure that children who are refugees and immigrants can remain with their parents. We need to continue to build on this noble tradition rather than change course now. We urge the administration to change its policy and Congress to pass legislation ensuring children are no longer separated from their families.
UPDATE (8/13/018): On the side of the state:
— Ilana Mercer (@IlanaMercer) August 9, 2018