On Friday the US president Donald Trump imposed an immigration order for 90 days signing a paper which implies that individuals from seven major Muslim countries that include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen can not enter the US.
Steve Job’s father was a Syrian immigrant
Therefore, this terrible order concerned almost all major tech company’s bosses in the USA including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and so on, because these companies have valuable employees from these restricted countries. However, Particularly Apple’s CEO Tim Cook is very much concerned about Trump’s immigration order because Steve Jobs, the son of a Syrian immigrant, founded America’s most valuable tech company, according to the Business Insider.
Besides that, there are numerous employees from around the world who work with Apple and among them, many personnel also belong to these restricted countries, therefore, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook sent an important email to its all-around Apple employees telling them not to worry regarding Trump’s immigration order. However, Tim said that “Apple would not exist without immigration and it is not a policy we support.”
Here is this important email which Tim Cook sent to all Apple employees around the world:
In my conversations with officials here in Washington this week, I’ve made it clear that Apple believes deeply in the importance of immigration — both to our company and to our nation’s future. Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do.
I’ve heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. I share your concerns. It is not a policy we support.
There are employees at Apple who are directly affected by yesterday’s immigration order. Our HR, Legal and Security teams are in contact with them, and Apple will do everything we can to support them. We’re providing resources on AppleWeb for anyone with questions or concerns about immigration policies. And we have reached out to the White House to explain the negative effect on our coworkers and our company.
As I’ve said many times, diversity makes our team stronger. And if there’s one thing I know about the people at Apple, it’s the depth of our empathy and support for one another. It’s as important now as it’s ever been, and it will not weaken one bit. I know I can count on all of you to make sure everyone at Apple feels welcome, respected and valued.
Apple is open. Open to everyone, no matter where they come from, which language they speak, who they love or how they worship. Our employees represent the finest talent in the world, and our team hails from every corner of the globe.
In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “We may have all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now.”
Nothing to say, but Donald Trump’s imposed restriction on the Muslim country may not bring a good consequence for America rather than creating more racism and violence around the world.