Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon Plan To Circulate Open Letter To President Trump

Posted: Feb 2 2017, 6:04am CST | by , in Latest Political News


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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon plan to circulate open letter to President Trump

Letter may not be circulated and all the companies that have signed on are unknown

Some of the biggest companies in the tech world including Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon have drafted an open letter to President Trump. The letter expresses concern about the Trump immigration order and has offered to help fix it and any other policies. The tech giants aren't the only firms involved in the open letter.

There are unnamed companies in the finance, manufacturing, energy, and consumer goods sectors. Bloomberg reports that it's not clear yet which companies have agreed to sign on and that the letter is expected to be published this week. The document is being changed and reports indicate that it's possible that the letter may not be released.

"We share your goal of ensuring that our immigration system meets today’s security needs and keeps our country safe," said a draft of the letter obtained by Bloomberg News. "We are concerned, however, that your recent Executive Order will affect many visa holders who work hard here in the United States and contribute to our country’s success."

The draft also states that the compassion of the US is part of what makes the country unique. The letter also notes that the firms involved with it want to help resolve the status of the 750,000 undocumented immigrants that came to the US under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. That program was created by Obama in 2012 and has allowed about 700,000 people to get renewable 2-year work visas.

The draft also calls on President Trump to use the companies as "a resource to help achieve immigration policies that both support the work of American businesses and reflect American values."

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