As the own CEO of it company Tim Cook has declared in an interview granted to the daily American The Wall Street Journal, Apple is shuffling the possibility of undertake actions legal with the firm objective of that the administration led by Donald Trump of March back in the order that restricts the entry of immigrants to the country.
This news comes only ones few days after organizations in defense of them rights human and companies technological as Amazon, Facebook, Google and it own Apple between others, have manifested their opposition to this measure. In fact, in a letter to the employees of the company, Tim Cook said of the Executive order that “is not a policy that we support”.
Apple not is keep quiet before the policy of immigration of Donald Trump
Last Friday, just when a week was fulfilled since Donald Trump jurase his position as President of the United States, the magnate decided to celebrate it by restricting entry to citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries (Syria, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan and Libya) as a measure to, according to him, prevent the entry of terrorists into the country.
Immediately began to proliferate them critical against an order that not makes distinction some, to the point of that Apple is considering sue to the Administration Trump so terminated its order Executive on immigration. So Tim Cook has said this in an interview in the journal The Wall Street Journal.
The order, signed last Friday, suspends the entry of all refugees to the United States for a period of 120 days, although in the case of the Syrian refugees, the prohibition extends indefinitely and also prevents the people from the seven above-mentioned countries enter the United States for a period of 90 days.
On Saturday, Tim Cook sent an email to all Apple employees stating that the Trump order “is not a policy that we support”. At the same time, I took the opportunity to try to convey some reassurance indicating that the human resources, legal and security of Apple equipment were already contacting the affected employees.
Cook says that hundreds of employees already is are seeing affected by it order and by this, has contacted with personal of high range in the House white for transmit les that the termination of the order not only is important for Apple, but also for United States because its force comes of its origin immigrant.
More than any country in the world, this country is strong because of our immigration and our capacity and ability as people to receive people from all kinds of backgrounds. That is what makes us special. We must pause and think deeply about it.
Numerous employees of Apple have contacted with Cook transmitting le “stories heartbreaking” about how the ban them will affect. According to the WSJ, an employee soon will be father and fears that the future grandparents, with dual Canadian and Iranian nationality, not to meet with his grandson.
Apple is still considering the legal options you have, so Tim Cook did not want to go into details, however, said that the company wants to be “productive” and “constructive” in its response.
The shame that connects to the world
The CEO has also stated that oppose the order of Trump has been a simple decision because Apple sells their devices in more than 180 countries and therefore has to “look at the world”. Finally, Cook says that part of the reason why the company opposes the order is because Apple would not exist if the Syrian Steve Jobs immigrant father had not had the opportunity to emigrate to the United States.
In parallel, and apart from these possible legal actions, Apple employees have increased their donations to the Fund for aid to refugees while the company folded the donations from their employees.
On the other hand, more than 2,000 Google employees around the world are planning a strike, while Airbnb is providing free housing to immigrants displaced by the order.
Without a doubt, the order of Trump is having a positive consequence, is that companies and people of very different backgrounds, tastes, beliefs, ideologies, and often rivals, are uniting against a decision shameful, most dictatorial and totalitarian, regimes that a country that calls himself “defender of freedoms”. Donald Trump, like many other political leaders of history with which we could compare it, requires a scapegoat that allows you to divert attention to make and undo at will though, unlike those, this time the goats are many: foreigners (mostly Mexican), Islamists, gay… Fortunately, United States is not Donald Trump.