Tim Cook, in a company-wide email:
I’ve heard from many of you who are deeply concerned about the
executive order issued yesterday restricting immigration from
seven Muslim-majority countries. I share your concerns. It is not
a policy we support.
There are employees at Apple who are directly affected by
yesterday’s immigration order. Our HR, Legal and Security teams
are in contact with them, and Apple will do everything 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 the White House to explain the negative effect on
our coworkers and our company.
Good for him for stating his opposition, but it could have been stronger, and should have mentioned Trump by name. This ban hits particularly close to Apple’s heart: Steve Jobs was the biological son of a Syrian immigrant. Tim Cook should call that out, repeatedly.
★ Saturday, 28 January 2017