The technology industry has a diverse composition of workers. As such, they have collectively responded negatively to Trump’s immigration ban executive order. Since most of these companies are based in or near San Francisco, California, they are also supported by the sanction city. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, stated “As an immigrant and as a CEO, I’ve both experienced and seen the positive impact that immigration has on our company, for the country, and for the world,” he wrote. “We will continue to advocate on this important topic.”
Microsoft has evaluated that there are 76 employees that have been affected by the immigration ban, and the company believes that the current laws are fair, strong and balanced; there is no need to impose a ban.
Further in Nadella’s letter, he writes about how “there is no place for bias or bigotry in any society, in any context.” He said that his company will stand for its values and continue to do so without overreacting to any future incidents.
Microsoft isn’t the first company to give such statements, yet Trump has not repealed the immigration ban. What do you think the country is going to have to do to repeal the ban? Statements like these have been out for several days, and it is not enough.