Major Popular Tech Companies Oppose Trump Immigration Executive Order
Amazon‘s Jeff Bezo’s has added his sentiment to the growing list of opposition to President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration. Amazon joins Apple, Microsoft, Expedia, Starbucks and Exxon. and other tech industry companies. Trump Executive Order Effects Apple Google Microsoft Expedia. The companies said that the order will hurt their businesses and hinder hiring. Google’s Mountain View, California employees engaged in a demonstration against the executive order. Apple’s Tim Cook said ”
“In my conversations with officials here in Washington this week, I’ve made it clear that Apple believes deeply in the importance of immigration — both to our company and to our nation’s future. Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do.”Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, in a memo to staff.
The Response To The Order’s Enforcement
Sergey Brin, participated in a protest against the executive order.at San Francisco International Airport. He is Google’s co-founder and a Soviet Union refugee, immigrating to the US 36 years ago. Expedia claims the order will effect travel, which is the essence of it’s internet business. It’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi fled to the US from Iran in the late seventies.
Tech companies heavily rely upon the H-iBs visa form for hiring employees from countries outside the US. Starbucks and Exxon have expressed opposition to the order also. So has Uber, Facebook, Airbnb, and Lyft.
Trump Executive Order Effects Apple Google Microsoft Expedia. So far the major ISP’s, Internet Service Providers, have not made statements opposing the order. AT&T is currently trying to get FCC regulation approval to purchase Time Warner. Many companies are playing it safe by stating that they support their employees around the world.
To the contrary, though not a tech company, Nike has come out strongly opposing the order. Exxon doesn’t operate in Irag, nor in any of the other six countries cited in the order. And oil companies like Exxon, employ people in the countries where they do their drilling and refining.Trump Executive Order Effects Apple Google Microsoft Expedia. So this executive order, effecting immigration and visa’s into the US, doesn’t effect big oil companies. Opposition to the order from the automobile manufacturing industry is thus far been inconsistent.
More than 150 Canadian tech leaders signed an open letter Sunday urging their government to create a visa that would allow those displaced by Trump’s executive order to live and work in Canada temporarily. The order bars all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days. It blocks Syrian refugees indefinitely and blocs citizens of Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen for 90 days.