San Francisco: From Tim Cook to Sundar Pichai, prime expertise leaders within the US have come out within the open to criticise US President Donald Trump’s newest crackdown on immigration.
Through an govt order on Monday, Trump suspended until the tip of the yr the H-1B visas prized by Indian professionals. The freeze is not going to have an effect on these already within the US on the H-1B and the opposite work visa classes being placed on pause.
“Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today’s proclamation – we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all,” Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai mentioned in a tweet.
Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned he was deeply upset by the new proclamation.
“Like Apple, this nation of immigrants has always found strength in our diversity, and hope in the enduring promise of the American Dream. There is no new prosperity without both. Deeply disappointed by this proclamation,” he mentioned.
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki confused that “immigration is central to America’s story, and it’s central to my own family’s story.”
“My family escaped danger and found a new home in America,” she mentioned in a tweet.
Wojcicki mentioned that YouTube would “join Google in standing with immigrants and working to expand opportunity for all.”
In fiscal yr 2019, the US authorities awarded extra H-1B visas to Amazon than every other agency, in line with GeekWire.
The new proclamation additionally drew criticism from the corporate which termed the motion “short-sighted”.
“We oppose the administration’s short-sighted action. Preventing highly skilled professionals from entering the country and contributing to America’s economic recovery puts America’s global competitiveness at risk,” an Amazon spokesperson was quoted as saying.
Microsoft President Brad Smith additionally condemned the transfer.
“Now is not the time to cut our nation off from the world’s talent or create uncertainty and anxiety. Immigrants play a vital role at our company and support our country’s critical infrastructure. They are contributing to this country at a time when we need them most,” he mentioned in a tweet.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk mentioned he very a lot disagreed with the motion.
“Very much disagree with this action. In my experience, these skillsets are net job creators. Visa reform makes sense, but this is too broad,” he mentioned in a tweet.
Facebook and Twitter additionally condemned the new visa restrictions.