Elon Musk Vows To Help Rewrite Trump’s Immigration Policy
Jan 30, 2017 07:59 AM EST
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk vowed to help in rewriting Donald Trump's controversial immigration bill. Trump who recently issued immigration ban for immigrants in the U.S. stirred an outcry.
The bill, issued late Friday, temporarily blocked all refugees while denying entry to citizens coming from seven Muslim-majority nations including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
Musk tweeted on Saturday saying he would seek a consensus among fellow business executives appointed to Trump's advisory council to consider specific amendments in the immigration plan and present the recommendations to the President.
"Many people negatively affected by this policy are strong supporters of the U.S. They've done right, not wrong and don't deserve to be rejected," Musk said on Twitter.
Please read immigration order. Lmk specific amendments. Will seek advisory council consensus & present to President. https://t.co/qLpbsP4lEk
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2017
A user commented on his tweet suggesting that the order be withdrawn. Musk responded to his suggestion, affirming that his action of taking the public concern to the president could bring "a possibility of modification" to the present immigration policy.
Musk, along with several other high-profile business leaders, joined President Donald Trump's Strategy and Policy Forum in December. The business advisory panel includes Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick.
The billionaire innovator is one among several others who criticized Trump's immigration policy. While Uber was the first to speak out concerning the issue, some business leaders remained silent. Representatives for General Motors, Exxon Mobil, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles declined to comment on Sunday.
Trump's directives have already caused a global backlash and widespread protests around the world. Nevertheless, the U.S. federal judges have issued partial stays in the order, allowing detained foreign nationals to consult their lawyers or enter the country.