Silicon Valley and the technology industry are under protest, and not because the workers are not getting treated right by their employers, but because of President Donald J. Trump’s immigration ban.
The 45th President of the United States of America made his foreign policy pretty clear to everyone when on January 25th, he signed an order that prevents citizens of seven Muslim countries to enter into the United States for the next 90 days and refugees from these countries for next 120 days. Trump is himself a businessman, but his ban on countries shook the base of the technology industry. The US is the birthplace of technology, and playing a sufficient role in upcoming technologies for this world.
The Technology Industry is Worried
The technology industry has been generating a great amount of revenue for the US for many years. According to the US Economy Outlook 2014, 7.35% of the US economy’s, which is 1275 billion dollars, is the contribution of the IT industry to the US economy. Thousands of employees from South Asian and Arab countries are working for the American IT industry and if the US won’t let them come in, then what will be the future of the IT industry in the United States?
This important question has made the technology industry worried about their fate. CEOs of most technology companies are on the same page and they wanted the executive order to be canceled, citing that it is a huge barrier for the prosperity of the American IT industry. A group of 127 technology companies including Facebook, Apple, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, LinkedIn and Tesla Motors filed an official friend-of-the-court brief in the lawsuit opposing Trump’s executive order.
In an official email to the employees of Apple Inc., Tim Cook said that “Apple would not exist without immigrants, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do”, he added that “Apple is open. Open to everyone, no matter where they came from, which language they speak, who they love or how they worship. Our employees represent the finest talent in the world, and our team hails from every corner of the globe”.
Trump Failed with the Immigration Ban
A federal judge in Seattle, named James Robart halted the Trump’s executive order on January 28th, and after that uplifted the order on February 3rd. He said that the order will be suspended “on a Nationwide basis” which means that the banned travelers are now allowed to enter the country freely. In reaction to that order, Trump used the word “ridicule” and said that the halt will be overturned. Trump tweeted “What is our country coming to when a judge can halt a homeland security travel ban and anyone, even with bad intentions, can come into the US?”.
History clearly mentions that the United States is a country of immigrants, and immigrants from all over the globe have made the United States what it is now. The decision of banning immigrants, especially Muslims, will not help Trump to make America great again. This act will spread hate and provoke racism, which is not a good thing to have in the United States. If Trump will not stop from making racist statements and passing rubbish orders, he will be the responsible for the future consequences America will face economically and socially.
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