immigration

  • Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

    Google employees rally against Trump’s immigration ban

    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, San Francisco, New York and Seattle, are rallying against the immigration ban. Google CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin, who was spotted at one of the… Read More

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

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

    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 48 hours — with figures from the U.K. tech industry adding their voices to a general chorus of dismay. Read More

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

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

    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 support for employees affected by the order in an email from HR VP Beth Galetti, but the new message from Bezos expresses opposition to the executive order in general, and also details steps… Read More

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

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

    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 did send an email to staff explaining Apple’s position. Read More

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

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

    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 residents from seven countries. Echoing the sentiments of Google’s Sundar Pichai and Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Kalanick wrote a letter to Uber staff, also posting to his Facebook wall. Read More

  • Top Microsoft execs weigh in on Trump’s immigration ban

    Top Microsoft execs weigh in on Trump’s immigration ban

    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 number of countries. Some have shared personal stories or reflected on the ways in which such policy will negatively impact the Silicon Valley, where so much of the work force has immigrated from around the… Read More

  • Delete your account

    Delete your account

    We love to Tweet. We love to share. It appears to be a strategy for change but it isn’t. And we have to accept that. These are strange times. We are able to reach millions with a single Medium post but each day a new post supplants the last. Today’s impassioned jeremiad – like this one – is tomorrow’s digital fish wrapper. A CEO can Tweet something noble today and… Read More

  • Tech reacts to Trump’s immigration ban

    Tech reacts to Trump’s immigration ban

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday that temporarily halted the admission of refugees, indefinitely banned the admission of refugees from Syria, and stopped citizens of several Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. The American Civil Liberties Union has already filed a legal challenge to the order. The order is so sweeping that it also includes any green card… Read More

  • Zuckerberg defends immigrants threatened by Trump

    Zuckerberg defends immigrants threatened by Trump

    While other tech leaders glad-hand with The Donald, Mark Zuckerberg is facing him head on. Today the Facebook CEO called out the president for his unAmerican views that demonize immigrants, while also tactfully encouraging the few positive policies and comments Trump has offered on the subject. You should read Zuckerberg’s full Facebook post on the topic embedded at the bottom of this… Read More

  • Fears and questions over Brexit’s impact on talent

    Fears and questions over Brexit’s impact on talent

    While UK tech founders continue to try to second guess what ‘Brexit means Brexit’ actually means for the future of immigration and access to talent, the UK’s digital minister, Matt Hancock, has confirmed it will not mean a clone of the Australian points-based immigration system – despite politicians frequently citing this system as a possible model for the UK to… Read More

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