Tech Giants React to Trump’s Immigration Ban


Tech Giants React to Trump’s Immigration Ban. The US technology industry is a major employer of foreign workers. On Saturday, the tech giants broke their silence on President Donald Trump’s orders regarding immigration. They termed this decision of Trump as cruel, Immoral and un American.

Tech Giants React to Trump’s Immigration Ban

Trump’s new order bans citizens belonging to seven majority Muslim countries from entering United States even if they have valid work permit. This move really clicked many companies as number of Muslim employees from different countries are working there.

Tech Leaders Alarmed Over Trump’s Orders

Netflix Inc Chief Executive Reed Hastings termed it “a sad week” and added:

“It is time to link arms together to protect American values of freedom and opportunity.”

Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook sent a letter to employees saying that they donot support this policy of Trump and promised to help affected employees.

Elon Musa, founder of Tesla and SpaceX has recently met with Trump, said on Twitter:

“The blanket entry ban on citizens from certain primarily Muslim countries is not the best way to address the country’s challenges.”

Co-founder of Airbnb and CEO Brian Chesky said:

“Not allowing countries or refugees into America is not right and we must stand with those who are affected.”

Chesky announced that Airbnb has decided to provide free housing to anyone not allowed into the United States.

Aaron Levie, CEO of online storage company Box Inc, said:

“The executive order on immigration is immoral and antithetical to our values.”

Google has called its employees back from overseas and have mentally prepared those employees who may be affected by the ban asking them not to leave US.

CEO Sundar Pichai said:

“We’re concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the US

This order passed on Friday, is  major set back for technology companies, leaving there employees stranded overseas who are unable to return to US. It is really immoral on President Trump’s part.

Also Read: Tech Companies Across the World Closed Offices to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fizza Atique

Fizza Atique is a Tech writer specializing in the intersection of tech and culture. She likes photography, VR, electronic music, coffee, and baking.
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