Tim Cook, the chief executive officer of the Cupertino-based smartphone maker, had sent a message out to all employees of the tech giant earlier today. His message was about the new U.S. immigration policy that President Donald Trump announced this week.
Apple CEO joins the protests against the new immigration policy
The CEO of the Silicon Valley giant is attempting to work with the new U.S. administration to produce jobs in the United States but when it comes to the new immigration policy of the President, the Apple CEO is standing with the most major business leaders and Chief executives in disagreeing with it. If you remember, the CEO of the iPhone making giant even met with Ivanka Trump over dinner to work with Trump’s administration. The popular news site MacRumors received a copy of the memo that was sent to staff by the CEO.
The CEO of the tech giant joins the search giant and many other Silicon Valley business leaders on this disagreement. The Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg voiced his opinion on the matter on the social media giant as well. As for the search giant, earlier today, the ads giant officially called its employees back to the country (America) in response to the executive order of President Trump on immigration.
Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, sent a memo out to staffers saying that it is painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on their colleagues.
Amazon had most lame response to immigration ban of President Trump
The online retailing giant headed by Jeff Bezos had advised its staff from countries affected by temporary immigration ban of President Trump to avoid travelling outside America. According to an email provided to The Verge, the e-commerce giant is working on “contingency plans” for those who are not in the United States currently.
Around seven majority-Muslim countries are affected by Trump’s new immigration policy. The e-commerce giant, unlike some other tech giants, has not issued a high-level public condemnation of recent executive order of President Trump. When The Verge asked questions about the matter, the online retailing giant forwarded a message from Beth Galetti, the Vice President of human resources. The message was first sent to the workforce by the U.S.-based online retailer.
The strongest protest came from Box, Lyft, Salesforce, Netflix, and some other tech giants. The ban was called “wrong” in strong terms by Aaron Levie, CEO of the business collaboration company. Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix, denounced Trump’s policy and called it “a very sad week.” Mark Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, called for an end to the ban on the micro-blogging site.