Trump’s refugee ban hits U.S. government contractors, big U.S. companies
Trump’s order bars entry into the U.S. for 90 days citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
Refugees who were in the air on the way to the United States when the order was signed were stopped and detained at airports, The New York Times reports. Some of them worked for the U.S. government for years.
The order created problems for the biggest U.S. companies. According to The Wall Street Journal, "at least" 187 Google employees who normally live and work in the U.S. have been affected by the ban, and the company is recalling employees who are currently abroad who might be at risk.
"Our first order of business is to help Googlers who are affected," Pichai said. "If you're abroad and need help please reach out to our global security team."
"Like many of you, I'm concerned about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by President Trump.
"We need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat," Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post.
The detentions prompted legal challenges as lawyers representing two Iraqis held at Kennedy Airport filed a writ of habeas corpus early Saturday in the Eastern District of New York seeking to have their clients released, The New York Times reported. ■