SAN FRANCISCO Jan 28 U.S. firms scrambled on Saturday to deal with the fallout from President Trump’s government order on immigration, with Google urgently calling again staff from abroad and firms speeding to offer authorized recommendation and help.
Trump’s order bars residents of seven international locations from getting into the United States even when they maintain legitimate visas or everlasting residence permits, a transfer that caught many firms off-guard.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated in an electronic mail to employees that greater than 100 Google staff have been affected by the order, in response to a Google government. One Google worker of Iranian nationality with authorized U.S. residency made it again to the United States simply hours earlier than the order took impact, the manager stated.
“We’re concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the U.S.,” Google, a part of Alphabet Inc, stated in an announcement. “We’ll continue to make our views on these issues known to leaders in Washington and elsewhere.”
Microsoft stated in an announcement, “We share the concerns about the impact of the executive order on our employees from the listed countries, all of whom have been in the United States lawfully, and we’re actively working with them to provide legal advice and assistance.”
Facebook had no remark past a Friday weblog publish from CEO Mark Zuckerberg, through which he stated he was “concerned” in regards to the order and voiced assist for immigrants. (Reporting by Joseph Menn; Writing by Jonathan Weber)