It’s just been three weeks since Trump started his reign as the President of United States and he has already received severe criticism for his amendments. Recently, he painfully shocked the people around when he signed an executive order suspending refugee arrivals from seven Muslim countries which include Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
Though this ban is relevant for just 90 days but its disturbing consequences have affected many who had to travel for work. However, this move also gives substance to an inconvenient truth i.e America is no more a welcoming nation.
Soon after the order, Tech giants ‘Google’ and ‘Facebook’ opposed his order and Pichai, Google founder, said, “it will lead to rising ‘fear and uncertainty’ amongst people.”
And now ‘Amazon’ and ‘Expedia’ has also joined the protest and they would be fiercely fighting the U.S government in court. They have filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Seattle against the Trump government, arguing that the order will hurt their businesses.
The ‘Expedia’ founder expressed his disagreement over this Travel ban,
“Expedia believes that the executive order jeopardises its corporate mission and could have a detrimental impact on its business and employees, as well as the broader US and global travel and tourism industry,”
For Amazon too, this sudden move had lead to some critical problems in their workforce as some working employees of ‘Amazon’ hold citizenship in another country. Many job candidates from other countries who had received employment offers from ‘Amazon’ are also on hold.
CEO Jeff Bezos (Amazon) says, “The firm had expressed its opposition to the order to administration officials and congressional leaders. We are exploring other legal options as well.”
Microsoft Corp is also cooperating with the Washington state attorney general’s office, which is suing President Trump’s order.
At Google’s headquarters, California, hundreds of employees protested Trump’s order and carried signs like “Trump, Don’t Be Evil” and “Silicon Valley: Built by Immigrants,” while some chanted “No Ban, No Wall” into a megaphone.