Hundreds of employees are affected by President Trump’s executive order on immigration, Tim Cook told the WSJ. Cook also said that the company is considering taking legal action and will be funding employee fundraising efforts for organizations providing relief to refugees.
Cook hopes that the White House will revoke the order, otherwise the company will be forced to take legal action.
[Cook said] that he continues to contact “very, very senior people in the White House” and impress on them why repealing the executive order is important not only for Apple but for the country.
“More than any country in the world, this country is strong because of our immigrant background and our capacity and ability as people to welcome people from all kinds of backgrounds. That’s what makes us special,” said Mr. Cook. “We ought to pause and really think deeply through that.”
Cook says that he’s received multiple ‘heart-wrenching’ emails regarding the ban.
One employee who’s expecting a child said the future grandparents have Canadian and Iranian citizenship and won’t be able to visit to meet their new grandchild.
Apple is matching employees’ donation to refugee funds on a two-to-one basis, effectively tripling the donation amount.