immigration ban

Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings doubled down on statement’s he’s made about Trump’s immigration policy when he took the stage at Code Con on Wednesday.

Netflix’s Hastings: Trump’s immigration ban is ‘anti-American’

A call to action for tech

12:00 pm PDT • April 25, 2017

Tech is uniting against Trump. From 127 tech firms teaming up against Trump’s immigration ban, to Google employees’ massive walkout in response to the immigration ban, to Lyft’s $3 million…

A call to action for tech

Silicon Valley and the tech community at large has been a staunch opponent of Trump’s immigration policies, from the “Muslim Ban” executive orders to H-1B restrictions. Today sees 162 companies…

162 tech companies file brief against the latest immigration executive order

Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed President Trump’s immigration ban on Muslim majority nations directly via Twitter on Wednesday, saying that the order is “not right” and refers to it as a…

Elon Musk posts, then deletes, tweets calling Trump’s immigration ban “not right”

There was a palpable energy in downtown San Francisco today as hundreds of tech workers from LinkedIn, Cisco, Apple and other tech companies came together to talk about the plight…

Tech workers demonstrate in downtown San Francisco against Trump’s immigration plans

A password may soon be required to enter the country — the applicant’s Facebook password, that is. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly suggested the measure to the House Homeland Security…

Passwords for social media accounts could be required for some to enter country

Nearly 100 companies filed an amicus brief on February 5 stating their opposition to President Trump’s immigration ban. Zendesk intends to join those companies in a court filing this afternoon, sources tell TechCrunch. The…

Zendesk, Tesla and Adobe join amicus brief opposing Trump’s immigration order

Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a statement about his participation in Donald Trump’s economic advisory council, and a scheduled meeting of the group tomorrow. Musk said that he and others…

Elon Musk says he’ll present objections to Trump’s immigration order at Friday advisory council meeting

Y Combinator’s recent mashup with the American Civil Liberties Union has raised some questions and concerns. The main concerns are around how YC and Silicon Valley influences will mix with…

Peter Thiel won’t be involved in YC’s work with the ACLU

Microsoft isn’t ending its general opposition to Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration from last week, but it is more formally requesting the granting of immediate exceptions that would help its…

Microsoft asks for exemptions to Trump’s immigration order for visa holders

Sheryl Sandberg has been in the news lately for her opposition to the global gag rule and her more recent comments on Trump’s highly controversial and discriminatory immigration ban. Today at…

Sheryl Sandberg addresses her silence around the Women’s March, politics and Trump

Several tech leaders spoke out against President Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries over the weekend. Today, Sheryl Sandberg leaned into that now rather large group with…

Sheryl Sandberg joins the immigration ban statement canoe

For many U.S. startups and their foreign-born employees, a kind of back-up plan may be starting to sound like a good idea right about now. Yesterday, White House press secretary…

Silicon Valley is making plans to move foreign-born workers to Canada

Venky Ganesan, managing director of $4.4 billion venture capital firm Menlo Ventures and current chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, is walking a political tightrope and trying not to fall…

NVCA chair on immigration orders: “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu”

Over 2,000 Google employees rallied against President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans immigration from seven majority Muslim countries today. Googlers all over the country, including at campuses in Mountain View,…

Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

Reactions to President Trump’s executive order placing a three-month ban on entry to the U.S. from seven majority Muslim countries have been rippling out across the Atlantic over the past…

Trump’s immigration order sends ripples of dismay through UK tech community

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has come out strongly against the executive order issued by Donald Trump regarding immigration and blocking certain refugees from entering the U.S. Amazon had previously expressed…

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says Trump’s immigration order “is one we do not support”

Non-profit technology policy organization Tech:NYC has joined a rising chorus of companies responding to Friday’s sweeping immigration ban, penning a letter condemning President Trump’s actions. The note pulls together a wide range…

New York’s tech community pens letter condemning Trump’s immigration ban

Google has created its largest humanitarian fund to date in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The search giant’s newest ‘crisis campaign’ is $4 million in size. The money will be…

Google is pledging $4M to support U.S. immigration organizations

Tech executives are offering to match donations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) following the enactment of an executive order banning entry to refugees and visa holders from seven…

Some tech executives are matching ACLU donations amid immigration ban protests

Uber has apologized today for promoting surge pricing to and from JFK during yesterday’s protest and taxi strike. After the enactment of an executive order barring refugees and visa holders from seven…

Uber apologizes for “confusion” at JFK during immigration protest

Build bridges instead of walls

1:30 pm PST • January 29, 2017

We are a nation of immigrants, and we must not forget that is a key reason this country has been so successful. The Immigration Act of 1965, which re-oriented U.S.…

Build bridges instead of walls

Elon Musk is asking for people to recommend “specific amendments” Trump and the White House should make to the executive order issues on Friday regarding immigration and barring entry for…

Elon Musk seeks “specific amendments” to recommend to Trump on immigration order

Uber says it will create $3 million defense fund to help cover legal, immigration and translation costs for drivers affected by Trump’s immigration and travel ban, which Uber CEO and…

Uber to create $3M legal defense fund for drivers affected by “wrong and unjust” ban

In the midst of chaos caused by President Donald Trump’s executive order, which stranded refugees, students and green card holders in American airports, Airbnb is offering housing to those affected. The executive…

Airbnb offers free housing to people stranded by immigration order

Resistance and reluctance

12:18 pm PST • January 29, 2017

Every Sunday, our daily newsletter features a piece of analysis and opinion regarding the biggest stories of the week in tech. This Sunday, we’re republishing this week’s daily newsletter column here in its entirety.…

Resistance and reluctance

Ride hailing provider Lyft has taken a strong stance against Trump’s new immigration actions and ban on Muslim refugees (which Rudy Giuliani admitted is exactly what it was intended to…

Lyft donates $1M to the ACLU, condemns Trump’s immigration actions

While Tim Cook has yet to publicly address the immigration ban that’s beginning to rile a restive tech industry into speaking out against newly elected President Donald J. Trump, he…

Apple CEO Tim Cook sent an email to employees about the immigration ban

Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick added his voice today to a growing chorus of tech executives troubled by President Donald Trump’s recent immigration order banning the entry of US…

Uber CEO offers compensation for drivers impacted by immigration ban, will talk to Trump

Slowly but surely, the tech world is reacting to a sweeping executive order signed by Trump on Friday that closes the United States’ borders to refugees and citizens from a…

Top Microsoft execs weigh in on Trump’s immigration ban