Yesterday, the world listened with astonishment to the news: the new president of the United States Donald Trump prohibited the entry of immigrants from seven countries in order to avoid terrorism . In this way, people from Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Syria and Iran were left out. An extreme measure unprecedented in the Western world of the modern era.
The technological world has pronounced itself with more or less warmth in front of this measure in social networks in the last hours and the people of Apple have not been left behind. Tim Cook has sent an email to his workers urging that what Trump is new is not a policy that Apple supports .
This is how Apple reacted
Team, In my conversations with different officials here in Washington this week, I have made it clear that Apple believes deeply in the importance of immigration, both for the future of our company and the country. Apple would not exist without immigration , and less of the way we have to understand innovation.
I have heard from many of you your concern about government measures restricting the immigration of seven Muslim countries. I share your concerns. It is not a policy that we support .
There are employees at Apple who will be directly affected by yesterday's immigration order. Our legal and security teams are in touch with them and Apple will do everything it can to support them. We are providing resources on the Apple website for anyone with questions or concerns about immigration policy. We have spoken with the White House to explain the negative effect on our workers and our company.
As I have said many times, diversity makes our team stronger. And if there is one thing I know about Apple people is the depth of our empathy and the support we give each other. It is important now as it has always been, and will not weaken a bit. I know that I can count on all of you and be sure that Apple welcomes you, respects you and values you .
Apple is open. Open to everyone, no matter where they come from, what language they speak, what they are born or what they believe in. Our employees represent the best talent in the world and our teams are integrated with people from every part of the planet.
In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, We all come from different boats, but we are all in the same boat now .
Elon Musk also wanted to show his displeasure on Twitter about the latest Trump, saying that this is not the way to face the challenges that come, highlighting the love for the USA of many of those people who have been rejected:
Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk
The blanket entry ban on citizens from certain primarily Muslim countries is not the best way to address the country’s challenges
Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk
Many people negatively affected by this policy are strong supporters of the US. They've done right,not wrong & don't deserve to be rejected.
06:05 - 29 ene 2017
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So have other CEOs of technology companies reacted
But as we say, Apple people have not been the only one to pronounce. Other personalities the CEOS of major technology companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter or Airbnb have also expressed concern about the measure of Trump.
Google CEO Sundar Pichao recalled the contribution of immigrants in the country's history :
SeguirTwitter CEO Jack Dorsey refers to the economic and human impact of the measure :
sundarpichai ✔ @sundarpichai
For generations, this country has been home to immigrants like Sanaz. Her story is playing out all over the country. Google is with you. https://twitter.com/greene/status/825566962298163202 …
10:31 - 29 ene 2017
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SeguirFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg goes back to his own past as a descendant of emigrants and points out that this is not the right way to achieve security:
jack ✔ @jack
The Executive Order's humanitarian and economic impact is real and upsetting. We benefit from what refugees and immigrants bring to the U.S. https://twitter.com/internetassn/status/825436123249963010 …
04:20 - 29 ene 2017
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My great grandparents came from Germany, Austria and Poland. Priscilla's parents were refugees from China and Vietnam. The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that.
Like many of you, I'm concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump.
We need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat. Expanding the focus of law enforcement beyond people who are real thre ...
It is very striking that many of them appeal to the contribution of the immigrants to their respective companies or to the construction of the country and do not make arguments regarding the moral, ethics and human empathy necessary to help other people at risk that are seen Forced to emigrate to save the life.
Likewise, and after their positioning, they would be expected to carry out the relevant measures in their companies and social networks acting against the messages of hatred, racism and intolerance in an energetic way.