On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order temporarily halting the US refugee program for 120 days. The order has indefinitely suspended the intake of refugees from Syria and has blocked all people from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days. Reuters reports that the order affects those with green cards as well — meaning that permanent residents of the United States of America from these countries currently abroad may not be allowed to return to the country or travel outside the United States.In the run-up to the election and now-President Trump’s win, Silicon Valley’s leaders frequently positioned themselves with their rhetoric as 2016’s new statesmen and were occasionally outspoken against Trump as a candidate. During his transition, many of Big Tech’s most prominent leaders met with Trump to discuss his economic agenda. Here’s how Silicon Valley, and some of the world’s biggest global technology companies, are reacting to the news of Trump’s measures against refugees and travellers from several Muslim-majority countries.A source at Google told BuzzFeed News that “just under 200 people at Google affected” by Trump’s executive order “but people across the company are freaking out.” The source said that… Read full this story
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