U.S. President Donald Trump has suspended the entry of some foreign workers in a bid to boost domestic hiring, sparking opposition from corporate America and tech sector executives including Google’s Sundar Pichai and Tesla’s Elon Musk, APA reports citing Reuters.
The visa suspension, effective June 24, will last until the end of the year and is expected to open up 525,000 jobs for U.S. workers.
Alphabet Inc’s Google:
Pichai, Alphabet's chief executive officer, said in a tweet, "Immigration has contributed immensely to America's economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Google the company it is today. Disappointed by today's proclamation - we'll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all."(bit.ly/2BAu95G)
Susan Wojcicki, the chief of Alphabet’s YouTube, tweeted: “Immigration is central to America’s story, and it’s central to my own family’s story. My family escaped danger and found a new home in America ... at Youtube, we join Google in standing with immigrants and working to expand opportunity for all.”