Apple Considers Legal Actions Against Trump’s Immigration Order
Feb 02, 2017 10:46 PM EST
Tim Cook, the Apple CEO, declared that the company is weighing legal actions against President Trump's executive order, which limits entry into the US of citizens from seven Muslim countries. Apple also stated that Donald Trump's Immigration Order has affected hundreds of its employees and their families.
Tim Cook declared that more than any country in the world, United States is strong due to its immigrant background and capacity and ability to welcome people from diverse backgrounds. That is what makes US special according to the Apple CEO, thus, they should pause and really think deeply through that. Trump's Immigration Order has been rejected by many tech companies.
The Apple CEO has not provided details of the approach that the company might take other than saying that they want to be constructive and productive. In addition to weighing legal options against Donald Trump's Immigration Order, Tim Cook also stated that the tech giant is still trying to persuade President Trump's administration to reverse course.
Many companies complain against Trump's Order
Tim Cook stressed that he puts a lot of pressure on "very, very senior people in the White House" to fight against the immigration policy. Apple is not alone in this fight against Trump, it has joined tech corporations such as Facebook, Google, Lyft, Netflix, Uber and Twitter, which oppose the travel restrictions issued by Donald Trump.
A high percentage of workers in US tech companies are from foreign countries. According to the Apple CEO, the company would not exist without immigration because Steve Jobs' father was from Syria.
Last week, President Trump put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the US and temporarily barred travelers from Syria, Yemen, Somali, Libya, Sudan, Iraq and Iran. Trump declares the move is aimed at "protecting our own citizens and border", but many people and organizations disagree with his immigration policy and believe this is discrimination.