Here is what top 10 tech companies have to say about trump decision about immigration. Companies top executives are concerned and cautious about a situation that is currently seen at airports. Companies have started making recruitment announcements in the wake of utilizing refugees from the middle east.
Google employees from eight campuses today staged a work stoppage and walked out in protest of President Trump’s immigration ban. Google, and tech companies in general stand to be among the most affected should Trump’s seven country immigration ban — and the hazy status of existing visa holders — be allowed to continue.
Today, the company made it clear they disapprove of the plan, if only for a short stint — hey, self-driving cars aren’t going to build themselves. Sources say the protest lasted about 45 minutes.
Corporate America has joined the protest of President Donald Trump’s immigration ban after masses around the country took to airports and other public spaces to demonstrate.
The protests came after Trump on Friday signed an executive order barring Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., blocked citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the country for 90 days and suspended all refugee admission for 120 days.
It didn’t take long for protests around the country to erupt at major airports and for lawyers to appear to help detainees. Executives at companies such as Netflix, Lyft, and Starbucks, to name a few, issued statements of support to refugees around the world and denounced the actions of Trump’s administration.
A number of companies, whether publicly or in private communication with employees, voiced solidarity with employees around the world. Apple Inc.AAPL, -0.26% CEO Tim Cook said in a companywide email that the iPhone maker would not exist were it not for immigration, as co-founder Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian immigrant.
“I’ve heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries,” Cook wrote. “I share your concerns. It is not a policy we support.”
And Intel Corp. INTC, -1.47% Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said on Twitter Sunday that “As a company co-founded by an immigrant, as support lawful immigration. We will provide impacted employees with Intel’s full support.”
At Ford Motor Co. F, -0.96% Chairman Bill Ford Jr. and CEO Mark Fields said, in a note to employees, that the company does not support the immigration ban, according to Reuters.
Companies and executives not known for speaking out on political matters, such as Nike Inc. NKE, -0.21% CEO Mark Parker, condemned the ban. In an internal letter, Parker mentioned Nike athlete Sir Mo Farah, a Somali-born Olympic gold medalist now living in Oregon.
“What Mo will always have — what the entire Nike family can always count on — is the support of this company. We will do everything in our power to ensure the safety of every member of our family: our colleagues, our athletes, and their loved ones,” Parker’s email read.
Starbucks Corp.’s SBUX, -0.39% Chief Executive Howard Schultz wrote a letter to the company’s “partners” in which he reassured employees that the company’s human-resources staff would provide help and support to anyone impacted by the ban.
“This is our focus: providing a Third Place of respite for those around the world who seek it, daily,” Schultz’s letter said. “So while we seek to understand what the new Administration’s policies mean for us and our business both domestically and around the world, I can assure you that we will do whatever it takes to support you, our partners, to realize your own dreams and achieve your own opportunities.”
Starbucks said it plans to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide.
MasterCard Inc. MA, -0.49% CEO Ajay Banga, who was born in India, sent an email to company employees expressing his deep concern over the fracturing society. According to The Wall Street Journal, Banga said MasterCard has been in close contact with employees who’ve been affected by the ban and is working to help them and their families.
“What affects one of us, affects all of us,” he wrote.
Brent Saunders, chief executive and chairman of drug company Allergan PLCAGN, -0.62%, has been an outspoken leader in the pharmaceutical industry.
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