There have been an atmosphere of tension mostly in the tech industry since US President Donald Trump passed the executive order banning the entry of refugees and citizens from seven countries. Tech giants Google, Apple, Facebook, Uber, Microsoft have already expressed their concerns over the ban. Silicon Valley is a place where talents from all around the world come together and work for a specific company for bigger good.
Recently, thousands of Google employees gathered at its headquarters in California and staged a protest over Trump’s immigration ban. Not only headquarters, employees have also protested at several other offices. Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin and CEO Sundar Pichai addressed the crowd.
According to Sundar Pichai’s note, a total of 187 employees were affected. The company also asked employees overseas to return immediately.
Being immigrants, both Sunday Pichai and Sergey Brin expressed their concerns to the crowd. Some of the employees affected by the immigration order also talked with the crowd.
Earlier, other tech companies like Apple, Uber, Microsoft had shown their support to the employees affected directly. They also mailed their employees to not to get panicked. Uber offered its affected employees compensation and full support. Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella also shared his concerns over the ban and offered support to company’s employees.