On Friday, January 27th, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order putting limits on immigration into the country. Specifically blocking immigrants from entering the Untied States from seven countries located in the Middle East. Many companies have been putting on statements, and Apple is not keeping quiet. Tim Cook sent a memo to employees stating that “It is not a policy we support.”
Similar to other technology giants, Tim Cook noted that this policy affects many employees at Apple. Moreover, they intend to do everything they can to help them, their HR, Legal and Security teams have reached out to many of those affected already. Tim Cook and members of the executive team at Apple have reached out to The White House to voice their opinion. Moreover to show the adverse effects that a band like this can have.
Tim Cook closed the memo by saying “Apple is open. Open to everyone, no matter where they come 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. In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, ‘We may have all come on different ships, but we are in the same boat now'”.