Tech Companies Worry About Cherished Tech Visas

CEO Jeff Bezos gets on an elevator for a meeting between President-elect Donald Trump and technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York in December

The travel ban now impacts citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya.

Spicer said Trump will do so through executive order, as well as by working with Congress.

A laughable feature of this conspiracy among the highest-placed executives in the highest-tech firms in the world was an agreement to avoid creating "a paper trail over which we can be sued later", in the words of Schmidt. It is offering those employees legal support regarding immigration.

Silicon Valley and Green Hills at Dusk. Most have overseas suppliers, and their worldwide markets are bigger than their US one.

"The objective of this is not to be against tech, but to urge them to be on the right side of history", he said. It's just a non-zero possibility. And while Trump tried to make peace with an industry that largely denounced his candidacy - with a few exceptions - at that mid-December summit at Trump Tower, six weeks later most tech industry leaders are sounding alarm bells over the immigration issue strikes at the heart of their global mode of doing business.

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg was one of the first execs in the Valley to react to the new immigration policy. And if you want to compete with the likes of Google and Apple, you'd better be willing to hire engineers and salespeople from all over the planet.

For generations, this country has been home to immigrants like Sanaz.

"Open doors brings all of U.S. together".

Twitter is built by immigrants of all religions. "And we believe in the importance of protecting legitimate and law-abiding refugees whose very lives may be at stake in immigration proceedings". "I don't think we'd experience any impact", a spokesman wrote.

So it's important that as a community that we do everything we can to help these drivers.

Taking out the meaning out of Nadella's statement, we can sense the neutrality he has in his words.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, took his Facebook account to bash Trump's order.

"Trump's actions are hurting Netflix employees around the world, and are so un-American it pains us all. Expanding the focus of law enforcement beyond people who are real threats would make all Americans less safe by diverting resources, while millions of undocumented folks who don't pose a threat will live in fear of deportation", shared the Facebook CEO.

Uber's Travis Kalanick, and Tesla's Elon Musk, are both part of an advisory panel scheduled to meet with President Trump on Friday.

Immigration experts say Trump's tough stance could end up severely disrupt tech recruitment, development, and job creation, and divert competitive talent to foreign countries with more accommodating immigration laws. "As a defense contractor supporting many military and security agencies most of our employees are citizens and actually many of them hold security clearances".

In addition, Trump's order also includes the ban of people for the same period of time even if they have dual-nationality, with one of the passports being from one of the seven mentioned countries. A report in Bloomberg says Trump is planning to limit the use of certain popular work visas. "We will continue to provide any impacted employees with Intel's full support".

US immigration restrictions introduced over the weekend are bringing the technology industry together in unified anger as never before.

- jack (@jack) January 28, 2017Box's CEO Aaron Levie has been very critical about the order. He wrote on Twitter, "On every level -moral, humanitarian, economic, logical, etc. - this ban is wrong and is completely antithetical to the principles of America".

The chaos I witnessed at Los Angeles Airport last night as thousands of people protesting at the United States president's immigration crackdown brought traffic around the area to a standstill and was a worrying glimpse into what was happening at other major U.S. airports around the country.

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