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Apple CEO Tim Cook sends message to workers ensuring support against Trump’s immigration ban

By Eva Magno | Jan 29, 2017 01:35 PM EST
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Apple CEO Tim Cook recently sent a message to the tech company's employees in the wake of President Donald Trump's new executive order to ban immigrants from mostly Muslim country. Although Cook hasn't publicly addressed the executive order he expressed in the message he sent to the workers that the tech company is against Trump's immigration ban.

Cook ensures support for immigrant employees

In Cook's email to Apple's workers, he said that they will do whatever they can to support the employees affected by the immigration ban. Also, he said in his message that the immigration ban is a policy that they don't support, Tech Crunch reported. Cook said that Apple is open to everyone, adding that they have the best talents in the world coming from all over the world.

Apple doesn't support Trump's immigration ban

President Donald Trump signed the immigration ban executive order Friday. The executive order blocks citizens of Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iraq, and Iran from entering the United States for 90 days, Business Insider reported. This ban includes immigrants who already have visas and are already given legal permits to reside in the United States. The Tech industry has a huge number of foreign workers who are highly talented in software engineering.

Cook said he empathizes with Apple employees who are deeply concerned about the immigration ban. He said that Apple wouldn't thrive and even exist without immigrant workers. He also said in the letter that they have reached out to the White House to express their concerns on the negative effects of the executive order on the workers of Apple and the company as a whole.

Cook has already talked to Trump shortly after election to congratulate him and at the Trump Tower with other tech leaders. Cook wrote the letter for the Apple workers while he was in Washington D.C. to speak with senior Republican and Democratic leaders. Cook has also met with Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch to discuss the important of the tech industry to the economy.

Cook may not have publicly condemned the immigration ban, but other big players in the tech company have already been vocal to the public criticizing the new executive order. 

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