Google’s India-born CEO Sundar Pichai criticized US President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration order. Under this order, US have ‘banned’ people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Mr. Pichai said that it will create “barriers” to bringing great talent to the US. Google has ordered its travelling staff to return to America.In an email to the staff, Pichai said the US ban on foreign nationals from seven Muslin-majority countries will affect at least 187 Google employees.
“We are upset about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the US.”
Google has recalled around 100 of its affected staff from overseas, the BBC reported.
“It’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues,” Pichai wrote in the memo, “We’ve always made our view on immigration issues known publicly and will continue to do so.”President Trump, on Friday, signed an executive order prohibiting entry for seven majority-Muslim nations for 90 days. Citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya would be banned from entering the U.S. for the period.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also lashed out on President Trump following the immigration order.