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#WayfairWalkOut Protests Furniture Retailer’s Participation in Migrant Detention

HeadlineJun 26, 2019

Employees of online home goods retailer Wayfair in Boston are walking out of work today to protest the company selling furniture to government contractor BCFS for its new migrant prison in Carrizo Springs, Texas. Last week, over 500 employees signed on to a letter demanding Wayfair stop working with the government in the “detention and mistreatment” of migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. They wrote, “We believe that the current actions of the United States and their contractors at the southern border do not represent an ethical partnership Wayfair should choose to be a part of.” Wayfair rejected the employees’ demand. Immigration rights and legal aid group RAICES applauded the action, writing, “No one who works for a company profiting from these camps should be standing idly by as children are dying. This takes a village.”

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