The four largest tech companies of United States have condemned Donald Trump’s ban on immigration, all four companies have foreign-born executives central to their success.
These companies include Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple and they have advised their employees not to make any travel plans outside the US.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO has issued a letter assuring his employees that Apple is against president Donald Trump’s decision, he also said:
“Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do. There are employees at Apple who are directly affected by yesterday’s immigration order. Our HR, Legal and Security teams are in contact with them, and Apple will do everything we can to support them.
“Apple is open. Open to everyone, no matter where they come from, which language they speak, who they love or how they worship.”
Google has also sent a memo that any of its employees who have green cards or visas and belong to one of the banned countries should immediately cancel their travel plans.
According to a statement by Google: “It’s 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.”
Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google is also an immigrant from Russia and he was at the protest outside the San Francisco International Airport.
An other immigrant from India, Satya Nadella is running Microsoft he shared a post on his LinkedIn profile which said: “We appreciate that immigration issues are important to a great many people across Microsoft at a principled and even personal level, regardless of whether they personally are immigrants.”
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook also posted on Facebook and said that immigration is an important part of his life story.
Immigration is an integral part of the American society and according to a report in 2011 published by the Partnership for a New American Economy showed that immigrants or their children were responsible for creating 45% of the fortune 500 companies.