Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. has ordered all the employees traveling overseas to return back to their homeland, after Donald Trump issued an executive order demanding ban of most of the Muslim countries.
Sundar Pichai, Google Chief Executive Officer, has condemned Google’s policy of ban and has announced that more than 100 staff has been affected due to the ban. He wrote in a memo:
“It’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues. We’ve always made our view on immigration issues known publicly and will continue to do so.”
Google’s official statement calling out the ban a useless one is resonating the policies of all other tech companies, which have employees that are immigrants or belong to countries on which the ban has been imposed.
A Google spokeswoman in a statement had said that:
“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. We’ll continue to make our views on these issues known to leaders in Washington and elsewhere.”
As soon as the executive order was issued by Trump, Google employees flying abroad were immediately ordered to return back to the states. However, it is unclear if any of them was detained at the airport or not.