Apple’s Cook takes aim during Trump’s immigration ban

Apple's Tim Cook

Apple’s Tim Cook: “Diversity creates a group stronger.”


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Apple CEO Tim Cook has assimilated a carol of tech voices that’s rising adult to criticism US President Donald Trump’s executive sequence that closes a States to immigrants from 7 primarily Muslim countries.


“I’ve listened from many of we who are deeply endangered about a executive sequence released yesterday,” Cook wrote in a memo sent to Apple employees worldwide Saturday and performed by CNET. “I share your concerns. It is not a process we support.”

Trump’s sequence went into outcome Friday night and sets a 90-day breach opposite people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen entering a US.

The boss says a sequence is meant to strengthen opposite terrorism, though tech firms contend it could impact trusting workers of theirs from those countries. They also contend a sequence could harm creation and that it goes opposite strongly hold beliefs per equality, farrago and discrimination.

Cook’s note follows statements from Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others in tech. Late Friday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly told some-more than 100 employees roving abroad to lapse to a US immediately to equivocate removing close out of a nation by Trump’s order. Pichai spoke of the “painful personal cost” of a order. Earlier Saturday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke out opposite a sequence “as an newcomer and as a CEO.”

Cook pronounced Apple welcomes everyone, regardless of inhabitant background.

“Apple is open,” he wrote. “Open to everyone, no matter where they come from, that denunciation they speak, who they adore or how they worship. Our employees paint a excellent talent in a world, and a group hails from each dilemma of a globe.”

Here’s his memo in full:


Team,

In my conversations with officials here in Washington this week, I’ve done it transparent that Apple believes deeply in a significance of immigration — both to a association and to a nation’s future. Apple would not exist though immigration, let alone flower and innovate a approach we do.

I’ve listened from many of we who are deeply endangered about a executive sequence released yesterday restricting immigration from 7 Muslim-majority countries. we share your concerns. It is not a process we support.

There are employees during Apple who are directly influenced by yesterday’s immigration order. Our HR, Legal and Security teams are in hit with them, and Apple will do all 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 a White House to explain a disastrous outcome on a coworkers and a company.

As I’ve pronounced many times, farrago creates a group stronger. And if there’s one thing we know about a people during Apple, it’s a abyss of a consolation and support for one another. It’s as critical now as it’s ever been, and it will not break one bit. we know we can count on all of we to make certain everybody during Apple feels welcome, reputable and valued.

Apple is open. Open to everyone, no matter where they come from, that denunciation they speak, who they adore or how they worship. Our employees paint a excellent talent in a world, and a group hails from each dilemma of a globe.

In a difference of Dr. Martin Luther King, “We might have all come on opposite ships, though we are in a same vessel now.”

Tim

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