tech2 News Staff Jun 20, 2018 19:40 PM IST
President Donald Trump's policy of separating children from their parents who are arrested at the border has received, understandably a lot of hate and negative attention.
According to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border in April and May.
A lot of prominent CEO's like Satya Nadella, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and others have raised their voices pressurising the US government to put an end to Trump's border separation policy.
Microsofts CEO Satya Nadella received a lot of flak over the company's contract with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — which is the agency that's behind the forced separation of children from their parents.
"Microsoft is not working with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement or US Customs and Border Protection on any projects related to separating children from their families at the border," stated Microsoft on 18 June.
On 19 June, Apple's CEO, Tim Cook called the policy 'inhumane and heartbreaking'. He even criticised the Trump government for even executing such an action.
According to a report in the Irish Times, Cook said that it was heartbreaking to see the images and hear the sounds of these kids and that this needs to stop.
He also said that he, "always felt everyone should be treated with dignity and respect” and that “In this case, that’s not happening.”
A lot of other CEO's took to social media platforms, like Mark Zuckerberg who, in a Facebook post said, "We need to stop this policy right now."
Other tech company CEO's took to Twitter, with Twitter's CEO, Jack Dorsey tweeting, followed by Google's CEO Sundar Pichai, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, Lyft CEO John Zimmer and Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman.
Do everything it takes to #KeepFamilesTogether.
What are the highest impact ways to help?
— jack (@jack) June 19, 2018
The stories and images of families being separated at the border are gut-wrenching. Urging our government to work together to find a better, more humane way that is reflective of our values as a nation. #keepfamiliestogether — Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) June 19, 2018
Regardless of your politics, it's heartbreaking to see what's happening to families at the border. Here are some ways you can help: https://t.co/IFVG6g8AKO
— Susan Wojcicki (@SusanWojcicki) June 19, 2018
As a father, a citizen and an immigrant myself, the stories coming from our border break my heart. Families are the backbone of society. A policy that pulls them apart rather than building them up is immoral and just plain wrong. #KeepFamiliesTogether https://t.co/g2Cu40zvcX — dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) June 19, 2018
But unapologetically the US President feels otherwise
If you don’t have Borders, you don’t have a Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2018
Also, it was reported that on 19 June the US government left the United Nations Human Rights Council.