By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III
When President Donald Trump instituted a travel ban on 7 countries that are predominantly Muslim, it came as a huge shock. Individuals that were traveling from the banned countries (Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Syria) were not allowed to access into the United States and were sent back to their prospective countries. Needless to say, this ban brought about protests, nationally and globally.
Most players within the technology sector have come together to protest the actions of President Trump. So far, at least 97 companies have told Trump in no uncertain terms that his ban is hurting their business.
In an article published in theGrio, “The man who ran on the premise that he was a brilliant businessman and would be good for American business has ticked off almost 100 companies, all of whom banded together to write a brief and file legal documents in objection to the ban.”
Let’s face it – those who work in the technology sector are from all over the world. Anyone who thinks those who work for these companies are American citizens is sadly mistaken. Because technology is widely used, there is a need to employ qualified individuals inside and outside of the United States.
With regard to Trump’s ban, “The Order represents a significant departure from the principles of fairness and predictability that have governed the immigration system of the United States for more than fifty years. And the Order inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation, and growth as a result.”
Businesses build their success on establishing relationships with people and countries and the move by Trump and his administration seems to have dampened this goal. Remember, Trump did talk about bringing jobs back to the U.S. and protecting the United States from those within the radical Islamic regime.
How will Trump’s ban affect the bottom line of tech companies? Only time will tell.
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Dr. Sinclair Grey III is a speaker, author, and success coach. Contact him on www.sinclairgrey.org or Twitter @drsinclairgrey