Google CEO’s View on Donald Trump’s Immigration Policies Move

Google CEO’s View on Donald Trump’s Immigration Policies Move
The Siliconreview
09 March, 2017

US President Donald Trump's recently gathered headline for making changes in the immigration policies. In effect of which, Google recently reportedly told that more than 100 employees traveling overseas to return to the US immediately to avoid getting shut out of the country by an executive order issued by Trump.

According to Bloomberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai in an internal memo wrote, "It's painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues."

Among the other announcements made by Trump, which went into instant effect recently, sets a 90-day ban on people from the mainly Muslim countries of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US. According to president, this decision came with intention to guard future terrorism activities.

Google's response came several hours’ later. The move symbols what could be the commencement of a vocal confrontation from Silicon Valley executives to Trump's policies. Google wouldn't confirm or deny the Bloomberg report or the authenticity of the memo. A company spokesperson said only that Google is "concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families."

In particular, Bloomberg reported that the US-based employees from those countries who happen to be overseas for work or vacation may not be allowed to re-enter the States, even if they have valid visas.  The Department of Homeland Security said Trump's order prohibits green card holders from those countries from re-entering the US, according to The New York Times.

The tech giant Google is worried from Trump's immigration policies will "create barriers to bringing great talent to the US," the spokesperson said. "We'll continue to make our views on these issues known to leaders in Washington and elsewhere."