Immigration Ban: Donald Trump’s recent move of imposing a travel ban on seven countries has fetched a lot of backlash from the US masses. Not only this, many celebrities have also spoken up against the decision of travel ban by Donald Trump including Meryl Streep, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Paulson, Emma Stone and Denzel Washington.
And now many business leaders are also speaking up against the travel ban in the US against seven Muslim-majority countries. Recently, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO spoke up against this move.
Immigration Ban – Business Tycoons to write to Donald Trump
He said – “Like many of you, I am concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump. We need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing people who actually pose a threat. Expanding the focus of law enforcement beyond people who are real threats would make all Americans less safe by diverting resources, while millions of undocumented folks who don’t pose a threat will live in fear of deportation.”
Our CEO's reaction to immigration order: "We'll compensate drivers impacted by the ban pro bono for next 3 months." https://t.co/meCT1ahEjH
— Uber (@Uber) January 29, 2017
“I hope that President and his team keep these protections in place, and over the next few weeks, I’ll be working with our team at FWD.us to find ways we can help”, he added.
It is being said that companies like Apple, Google, Facebook and few others are collaborating to write to Donald Trump to persuade him for reversing his decision on the travel ban.
This huge decision taken by Trump is bound to affect the country and its progress in many ways. Also, the big companies will be affected as many of its employees coming from the countries on which the temporary ban are now facing a constant fear of deportation.
Apple CEO Tim Cook also wrote voicing his opinion against the travel ban – “Apple would not exist without immigration let alone thrive and innovate the way we do…It is not a policy we support.”
Furthermore, Google CEO Sunder Pichai said – “We’re concerned about the impact of this order and proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that create barriers to bringing great talent to the US.”
For generations, this country has been home to immigrants like Sanaz. Her story is playing out all over the country. Google is with you. https://t.co/mllnZ5gNDB
— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) January 29, 2017
The letter that these companies have drafted states – “As entrepreneurs and business leaders, our ability to grow our companies and create jobs depends on the contributions of immigrants from all backgrounds.”