Amazon too turns against Trump’s order on immigration

New York, Jan 31: Joining the battle against the US President Dold Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said that the company does not support the order. “This executive order is one we do not support. Our public policy team in Washington D.C. has reached out to senior administration officials to make our opposition clear. We’ve also reached out to Congressiol leaders on both sides of the aisle to explore legislative options,” Bezos said in a statement late on Monday. Bezos assured his employees in the US and around the world who may be directly affected by this order that the full extent of Amazon’s resources were behind them. According to media reports, Microsoft and Expedia are also part of the chorus of voices speaking against Trump’s executive order.

Earlier, Google’s India-born Chief Executive Sundar Pichai critcised the executive order, suggesting that the ban could affect at least 187 Google employees as the Internet search giant ordered its travelling staff to return to the United States.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also expressed his concern over the order. “We need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat,” he wrote on his Facebook page. (IANS)