CEO of Apple Tim Cook has openly declared his disapproval of the immigration ban imposed by President Donald Trump. He has also said that he is also considering challenging this ban in the US court.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, he added that innumerable staff of his company has been influenced by this banning order. Cook elaborated on his agenda by saying that he was in touch with several senior officials of the White House and will explain to them that canceling the ban order was in favor of Apple and the nation too.
The CEO of Apple revealed that several affected employees of Apple have sent him detailed e-mails that describe distressing tales of effects of the ban on seven Muslim nations.
The employees who have family and friends in these nations are the worst affected. They are colleagues, a vital part of the society and taxpayers, said Cook. He gave an instance of an Apple employee who is expecting a child and would be grandparents will be unable to meet the baby because of the Iranian citizenship, as quoted by BGR.
Tim Cook elaborated on the multi-ethnic background of the US which was the reason for the US to emerge as a strong nation. The ability and capacity to welcome diverse immigrants from all over the world are what makes the nation special said, Cook. The need of the hour was to pause on think deeply on this aspect, said the CEO of Apple.
Though Cook did not immediately elaborate on the nature of the legal action, he added that the initiative will be productive and constructive.
The exact details of the White House officials with whom Cook is having a discussion on the ban issue are not known, though he had met Trump immediately after his victory. He also had a dinner with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, her husband a few days ago in Washington DC.
Meanwhile, the lawsuit filed by Washington against Trump received a declaration of support from Amazon. It has been reported by Reuters that Microsoft is also having a discussion with Washington on joining the legal battle against Trump.