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Facebook, Google, Apple Drafting Letter to Trump Over Travel Ban

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By    |   Thursday, 02 Feb 2017 08:56 AM

Google, Apple, Facebook, Uber and other companies are joining together to oppose President Donald Trump's travel ban, Recode reports.

The companies have drafted a letter to Trump expressing concern over the recent travel restriction order by the president. According to Recode, a draft of the letter reads, in part:

"We are a nation made stronger by immigrants. As entrepreneurs and business leaders, our ability to grow our companies and create jobs depends on the contributions of immigrants from all backgrounds.

"We share your goal of ensuring that our immigration system meets today's security needs and keeps our country safe. 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.

"It is critical that we continue to attract the best and brightest from around the world. We welcome the changes your administration has made in recent days in how the Department of Homeland Security will implement the executive order, and we stand ready to help your administration identify other opportunities to ensure that our employees can travel with predictability and without undue delay.

"As you contemplate changes to the nation's complex and interconnected immigration policies, whether business and employment-based visas, refugees, or (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), we hope that you will use us as a resource to help achieve immigration policies that both support the work of American businesses and reflect American values."

Trump signed an order barring Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., along with temporarily suspending travel from seven nations with largely Muslim populations, the website noted.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said hundreds of his employees have been affected by Trump's order.

Cook said he has been in contact with senior advisers in the White House to tell them why repealing the order is important.

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