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US tech industry hits back at immigration order

Trump's sudden executive order could be a major headache for technology companies, potentially leaving employees stranded overseas and unable to return to the United States
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 05:50

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Chief executives of several US technology companies - including Elon Musk (left), Sundar Pichai (right), Aaron Levie and Reed Hastings - have criticised US President Donald Trump's sudden executive order which temporarily bars citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Some of the business leaders say that the order is immoral and un-American, and many have voiced support for employees holding US work visas and are thus directly affected by the order.

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Chief executives of several US technology companies - including Elon Musk, Sundar Pichai, Aaron Levie (left) and Reed Hastings (right) - have criticised US President Donald Trump's sudden executive order which temporarily bars citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Some of the business leaders say that the order is immoral and un-American, and many have voiced support for employees holding US work visas and are thus directly affected by the order.

San Francisco

THE US technology industry, a major employer of foreign workers, hit back on Saturday at US President Donald Trump's sudden executive order on immigration, with some leaders calling it immoral and un-American.

Mr Trump's order temporarily bars citizens of seven

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