Tim Cook blasted President Trump’s executive orders on immigration by saying that “Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do.”
Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Apple Would Not Exist Without Immigration’
US President Donald Trump signed a new executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and forced tough new controls on travelers from seven Muslim countries. That means if you were a resident of these countries (Iran, Iraq, Syria and Sudan. Libya, Yemen, and Somalia) and you are outside of the U.S at the time the order went into effect, you are now restricted from entering the country for at least the next 90 days.
Well, Donald Trump said that he was trying to make America safe from ‘Radical Islamic Terrorists’. However, following President Donald Trump’s Immigration order, the biggest tech CEO’s are breaking their silence and coming out in support of their employees that the ban affects.
Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted President Trump’s executive orders on Immigration by saying that “Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do.” and sent a message out of all Apple employees about the new U.S. immigration policy.
In his memo to employees, Tim Cook wrote:
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.
I’ve heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. I share your concerns. It is not a policy we support.
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. We’re providing resources on AppleWeb for anyone with questions or concerns about immigration policies. And we have reached out to the White House to explain the negative effect on our coworkers and our company.
As I’ve said many times, diversity makes our team stronger. And if there’s one thing I know about the people at Apple, it’s the depth of our empathy and support for one another. It’s as important now as it’s ever been, and it will not weaken one bit. I know I can count on all of you to make sure everyone at Apple feels welcome, respected and valued.
Apple is open. Open to everyone, no matter where they come from, which language they speak, who they love or how they worship. Our employees represent the finest talent in the world, and our team hails from every corner of the globe.
In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “We may have all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now.“
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