The Silicon Valley billionaires who control nearly all of America’s big tech companies are not happy with President Trump’s executive order restricting refugees and scrutinizing immigrants from a number of Middle East countries. While radical Islamic activist organizations and Democrat party operatives got about the business of organizing flash mobs in a number of national airports, the Grand Poobahs of big tech railed about the unfairness of it all.
One of them is Google CEO Sundar Pichai who ripped Trump’s efforts to protect Americans from ISIS terrorists out of concern for his own bottom line.
According to Bloomberg News “Google Recalls Staff to U.S. After Trump Immigration Order”:
Alphabet Inc.’s Google delivered a sharp message to staff traveling overseas who may be impacted by a new executive order on immigration from President Donald Trump: Get back to the U.S. now.
Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai slammed Trump’s move in a note to employees Friday, telling them that more than 100 company staff are affected by the order.
“It’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues,” Pichai wrote in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by Bloomberg News. “We’ve always made our view on immigration issues known publicly and will continue to do so.”
The comments underscore a growing rift between the Trump administration and several large U.S. technology companies, which include many immigrants in their ranks and have lobbied for fewer immigration restrictions. Pichai’s note echoed similar statements from tech peers voicing concerns about the harm such policies could have on their businesses.
Trump signed an executive order Friday prohibiting entry by people from 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, while the government determines what information it needs to safely admit visitors.
Some visa and green-card holders were blocked from boarding flights to the U.S. after the order was issued and several people were being detained at U.S. airports when they arrived, the New York Times reported. The Department of Homeland Security issued a directive on Friday afternoon ordering the Customs and Border Control agency to enforce the order immediately.
“We’re concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that create barriers to bringing great talent to the U.S.,” a Google spokeswoman said in a statement. “We’ll continue to make our views on these issues known to leaders in Washington and elsewhere.”
The employees in question normally work in the U.S. but just happened to be abroad either on work assignments or vacations. One employee rushed back from a trip to New Zealand to make it into the U.S. before the order was signed, Google’s Pichai wrote in his memo.
“We are advising our clients from those seven countries who have green cards or any type of H-1B visa not to travel outside the U.S.” said Ava Benach, a partner at immigration law firm Benach Collopy LLP, while noting that the order takes effect immediately.
“No one is really sure whether a green card holder from these seven countries can return to the U.S. now. It’s fairly clear that an H-1B visa holder can’t,” Benach said. The H-1B lets U.S. companies employ graduate-level workers from other countries in technical occupations such as technology, engineering and science.
The H1-B visa holders are the foreign workers that big corporations are able to bring in from abroad in order to screw more expensive American labor out of job opportunities. There is a reason why the streets of Silicon Valley are practically paved with gold and a damned good portion of it is the ability of Google, Facebook and the like to hire cheaply thanks to being able to grease the palms of the racketeers in Congress.
The added profits are why a jackleg scoundrel like Mark Zuckerberg is able to buy big up chunks of Hawaiian property and then engage in the unconscionable practice of hiring attorneys to sue nearby land owners into surrendering their own land in order for him to have extra living space.
A Washington Post story estimates the number of Muslim foreigners employed by the haughty California billionaires at around a quarter of a million.
According to the WAPO
Thousands of tech workers living in Silicon Valley or abroad could potentially be impacted by Trump’s executive order, according to Zahra Billoo, executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area office of Council on American-Islamic Relations.
About 250,000 Muslims are estimated to live in the Bay Area, many of whom are Arab or South Asian immigrants working at companies such as Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft. Green card holders are at risk as well.
“This is just where it starts. What happens when they add Pakistan? Or a Gulf country? Indonesia and Malaysia?” said Billoo, a civil rights attorney. “By targeting immigrants in this way, Trump’s executive orders not only directly impacts certain workers, their families and these companies, they also impact co-workers because people from other Muslim-majority countries could be next.”
Zuckerberg and his ilk must be crapping their underwear and praying that India doesn’t make the list because that giant sucking sound could be as loud as a typhoon if Trump sticks it to all of those greedy pricks and their offshoring of jobs and importing cheap labor for what’s left.
The end of days for the grand globalization con game may be coming soon and rats like Sundar Pichai can go pound sand.
Originally published at Downtrend.com