Major Companies Speak Out Against Trump’s Exec. Order On Immigration (Video)


There are a number of high-profile companies that have openly expressed their opposition to President Donald Trump’s executive order to temporarily ban travel from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

This past weekend, top executives from these companies released statements, posted tweets and announced donations to the American Civil Liberties Union as forms of protest against President Trump’s immigration plan, Fox News Insider reported.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg said he was concerned about the order.

“We should also keep our doors open to refugees and those who need help. That’s who we are,” he said.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said in his statement that it has been “a very sad week.”

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said the company plans to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in 75 countries.

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has offered to house any refugees for free.

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, said nearly 200 of its employees would be affected by this executive order.

“It’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues,” said Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

As a member of Trump’s business advisory team, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he would offer suggestions to the president at the group’s next meeting on Friday.

Other notable companies speaking out against the ban include Goldman Sachs, Nike, Uber, Lyft, Apple and Twitter. The conservative Koch network condemned the move as “the wrong approach.”

University of Maryland economics professor Peter Morici joined “Varney & Co.” Monday discussing how these open statements could be risky for these companies.

Watch the segment above, and share your thoughts in the comments section.



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