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This is how US-tech firms reacted to President Trump immigration ban

Apple CEO Tim Cook

“I share your concerns. It is not a policy we support. We have reached out to the White House to explain the negative effect on our coworkers and our company. Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do.” (Photo: Mike Deerkoski)

“I share your concerns. It is not a policy we support. We have reached out to the White House to explain the negative effect on our coworkers and our company. Apple would not exist without immigration, let alone thrive and innovate the way we do.” (Photo: Mike Deerkoski)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai

“We’re concerned 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.” (Photo: Nguyen Hung Vu)

“We’re concerned 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.” (Photo: Nguyen Hung Vu)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

“As an immigrant and as a CEO, I’ve both experienced and seen the positive impact that immigration has on our company, for the country, and for the world. We will continue to advocate on this important topic.” (Photo: Johannes Marliem)

“As an immigrant and as a CEO, I’ve both experienced and seen the positive impact that immigration has on our company, for the country, and for the world. We will continue to advocate on this important topic.” (Photo: Johannes Marliem)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

“The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that. Like many of you, I'm concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump.” (Photo: Jakob Steinschaden)

The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that. Like many of you, I’m concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump.” (Photo: Jakob Steinschaden)

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings

“Trump’s actions are hurting Netflix employees around the world, and are so un-American it pains us all. Worse, these actions will make America less safe (through hatred and loss of allies) rather than more safe. It is time to link arms together to protect American values of freedom and opportunity.” (Photo: re: publica)

“Trump’s actions are hurting Netflix employees around the world, and are so un-American it pains us all. Worse, these actions will make America less safe (through hatred and loss of allies) rather than more safe. It is time to link arms together to protect American values of freedom and opportunity.” (Photo: re: publica)

Tesla Motors and SpaceX founder Elon Musk

“The blanket entry ban on citizens from certain primarily Muslim countries is not the best way to address the country’s challenges. Many people negatively affected by this policy are strong supporters of the US. They've done right,not wrong & don't deserve to be rejected.”

“The blanket entry ban on citizens from certain primarily Muslim countries is not the best way to address the country’s challenges. Many people negatively affected by this policy are strong supporters of the US. They’ve done right,not wrong & don’t deserve to be rejected.”

Technology investor Chris Sacca

Technology investor Chris Sacca: “The @aclu took Trump to court. Let's stand with them. Reply w/ donation receipts from today & I'll match to $25k.” (Photo: Gustavo da Cunha Pimenta)

The @aclu took Trump to court. Let’s stand with them. Reply w/ donation receipts from today & I’ll match to $25k.” (Photo: Gustavo da Cunha Pimenta)

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