New York. 1 Feb. INTERFAX – “Apple Inc.” considering the possibility of filing a lawsuit in connection with the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump about the introduction of immigration restrictions, said chief Executive officer Tim cook in an interview with the newspaper “The Wall Street Journal”.
As reported, the President of the United States on January 27 signed a decree on the suspension of the programme of reception for 120 days, including the Syrian – for an indefinite period. The decree also stipulates the prohibition of entry into the U.S. citizens of the seven predominantly Muslim countries (Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan) at 90 days with the possibility of extension. The list can be extended, reported the press service of the White house.
According to T. cook, D. trump signed a decree affecting hundreds of employees, “Apple”. The head of the company continues to communicate with “very influential people in the White house”, hoping to convince them of the importance of the abolition of migration restrictions not only for Apple but for the whole country.
“More than any other country in the world, the United States is strong because of immigrants, but also our ability to accept people of any origin. That’s what makes our country special,” said T. cook.
Very “Apple” were due to the fact that the United States welcome immigrants, writes the WSJ. The company founded by Steve jobs, son of a Syrian immigrant who came to the U.S. to study in 1952.
T. cook pointed out that his company “would like to be constructive and productive” in the Commission of legal action in response to the decree by D. trump.
He added that since the signing of the decree by D. trump, he received many letters from employees “Apple” with “heartbreaking” stories about how immigration restrictions affected their families.
Meanwhile, in the administration of D. trump say that the President signed a decree intended to protect US from terrorism, and has wide support in society.
Top executives of several major us companies, including “Google Inc.”, “Facebook Inc.”, “Netflix Inc.”, “Starbucks Corp.” and many other previously spoke negatively in relation to introduced by D. trump immigration restrictions.
Chief Executive officer “Amazon.com Inc.” Jeff Bezos announced support of a lawsuit filed by Washington against the administration of the President of the United States. The lawsuit States, in particular, that the decree of D. trump, limiting the influx of migrants, “is discrimination on grounds of nationality and religion” and violates the Constitution.
The head of “Facebook” mark Zuckerberg on his page in the social network expressed support for immigrants, noting that his family immigrated to the USA from Germany, Austria and Poland, and the parents of his wife Priscilla were refugees from China and Vietnam.
“The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of it,” he said.
The head of Goldman Sachs ‘ Lloyd Blankfein sent employees a message that said that the Bank “does not support the decree of the President”.
The ban caused chaos and panic at U.S. airports across the country have been protests with thousands of participants. Demonstrators gathered near the White house, in the Central areas of Boston and new York, around the airports in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Washington, Dallas and other cities.