Google CEO uneasy by Trump interloper anathema that ‘creates barriers’ to talent

SAN FRANCISCO – Google CEO Sundar Pichai pronounced Trump’s sequence banning immigrants from 7 primarily Muslim countries from entering a U.S. affects over 100 of a hunt giant’s staff, and he criticized a ban’s fee on families.


In an worker memo reviewed by Bloomberg News and the Wall Street Journal, Pichai said, “We’re dissapoint about the impact of this sequence and any proposals that could levy restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could emanate barriers to bringing good talent to a U.S.”

“We’ve always done a views on immigration issues famous publicly and will continue to do so.”

He pronounced one worker was rushing behind from a outing to New Zealand before a sequence was assigned, while dual others were grappling with what this competence meant to their families, according to a memo’s essence reported by a dual news outlets.

Google did not immediately respond to a ask for comment.

Pichai is a second executive of a vast tech association to pronounce out opposite a immigration order. Earlier Friday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted that he was endangered about a immigration order’s reach.

“Expanding a concentration of law coercion over people who are genuine threats would make all Americans reduction protected by ludicrous resources, while millions of undocumented folks who don’t poise a hazard will live in fear of deportation,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

The statements came after President Trump sealed an executive sequence Friday that suspends a entrance of all refugees to a United States for 120 days, halts a acknowledgment of refugees from Syria indefinitely and bars entrance into a United States for 3 months of immigrants from primarily Muslim countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

The sequence done good on one of his many argumentative debate promises and was cursed by polite rights groups, newcomer groups and Democrats.

Trump’s position on immigration was one of a pivotal reasons a tech attention widely opposite Trump’s candidacy. Many of tech’s many successful companies have been founded or are run by immigrants, and a attention employs thousands of immigrants, mostly from Asian countries.

After Trump’s win, tech executives from Google, Facebook, Amazon and others met with the president-elect in a limit seen as a useful pierce to find some common belligerent with a new administration. Tech leaders have mostly been wordless as Trump has fast sealed orders in his initial week in bureau that go opposite formerly settled views.

But that altered after in a week. Facebook COO and and Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg also pennyless her silence, holding to Facebook to criticize the sequence that would bar appropriation to abroad medical providers that give termination counseling.


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