tech2 News StaffJan 29, 2017 15:34:41 IST
Google co-founder and president of Alphabet Sergey Brin has joined the protesters at the San Francisco International Airport, to express his disappointment over the executive order passed by US President Donald Trump.
US President Donald Trump has passed an executive order which halts immigration from seven Islamic nations including Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, and Syria, for at least 90 days. For Syrian refugees, the ban is indefinite. Trump said that the order was to keep away radical Islamic terrorists.
"I'm here because I'm a refugee," said Brin in a statement to Forbes' Ryan Mac.
Brin's family immigrated to the US in 1979 from the then Soviet Union. Brin has stated that he is attending the protests in a personal capacity as his family too were immigrants.
Every major tech CEO has expressed disappointment over Trump's new executive order which bans immigrants from seven countries.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that the order affected close to 187 current Googlers. “We’re upset about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the US. It is painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues,” he said.
Read what other tech CEOs had to say here.
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