Google, Apple, Facebook Say Travel Ban Would Hurt Business Or Something

The NY Times gleefully publishes an article proposing that the travel ban is bad for all these tech companies. A few things are forgotten, with the primary being “why is it bad for companies?” Writer Carlos Tejada also forgot to ask these companies how many refugees have been hired by the companies. The answer is probably somewhere in the range of 0-2, because how many speak the language and have experience in tech?

Apple, Facebook and Google Say Trump’s Travel Ban Would Hurt Business

Some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names have joined the court fight against President Trump’s immigration restrictions, as heavyweights like Apple, Google and Facebook warned that the limits could hurt the country’s economy.

In a filing to a federal appeals court dated Sunday, nearly 100 technology companies argued that Mr. Trump’s temporary ban on all visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries would hurt their businesses and violate both immigration law and the United States Constitution. A lower court on Friday temporarily halted crucial parts of the ban, but the Trump administration said it would fight to have them reinstated.

I’m doubting they have many employees from these nations on their payrolls. As far as the Constitution goes, the federal government is tasked specifically with protecting the borders. We have every right to say who may and may not enter the country, much less come and stay. What these companies are worried about is bringing in lower wage workers to displace Americans. And bumping up their far left Progressive cred.

“The tremendous impact of immigrants on America — and on American business — is not happenstance,” the companies said in a friend-of-the-court filing. “People who choose to leave everything that is familiar and journey to an unknown land to make a new life necessarily are endowed with drive, creativity, determination — and just plain guts.”

“The energy they bring to America,” it said, “is a key reason why the American economy has been the greatest engine of prosperity and innovation in history.”

Again, they want lower wage workers, which harms Americans. And, again, how many have they hired from those nations? Heck, of the refugees overall? Or, are they concerned about women being treated like garbage by these “refugees”, along with some Allahu Akbars?

In addition to Apple, Facebook and Google, major technology names that signed the brief included Microsoft, Uber, Twitter, Airbnb, Intel and Snap, the parent of Snapchat. A few names from outside the technology field, like Levi Strauss, the jeans maker, and Chobani, a yogurt company, also signed the brief. Separately, a group of prominent Democrats also protested the ban in a court filing.

Other than squishy feelings, there is no rationale for this. The refugees from the seven countries that are hotbeds of Islamic radicalism won’t be providing workers for most of those companies, except as low paying assembly line workers and janitors, who are a threat to create problems due to their treatment of women, as we’ve seen throughout Europe. Will these companies be willing to pony up the money to support the refugees? Pay their housing, food, and clothing, along with an allowance, as is being demanded in European nations?

And it brings the question up again: why do Progressives support hardcore Islamic radicals over women and gays?

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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5 Responses to “Google, Apple, Facebook Say Travel Ban Would Hurt Business Or Something”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Teach described the article as “gleeful”, which just shows Teach’s pro-trumpist bias.

    Wouldn’t the companies have a better idea than baby trumpy of what hurts their business? Neither Teach nor Big baby trumpy know the inner workings of these companies. Teach probably understands the companies more than does baby trumpy.

    The facts are that citizens have taken to the streets to oppose baby trumpy’s Muslim ban, courts have ruled against it and now major corporations and even religious leaders are lining up against it.

    We get it, candidate trumpy made 633 promises to his trumpatistas including banning all Muslims from entering the US, which is unConstitutional. So he’s doing the best he can to throw a sop to his base, but he did it in true trumpy fashion – not well thought-out operationally and half-assed.

    A private note to Yankee Doodle Donnie: “Listen, buttwipe, running America is not like swindling the painters who put gold paint on your plywood cutouts at Mar-a-Lago. It’s not like ordering lobster taco salad. This is the big time and it’s time you start acting like a grown-up. Your own House of Rep is discussing ways to get you out.”

  2. Dana says:

    Remember: the tech companies were solidly behind the second-place finisher in our presidential election.

    But, with 7½ million Americans officially unemployed, and another 7½ million who are either too discouraged to look for work — and thus not be counted as unemployed — or employed only part-time when they need full-time work but cannot find it, wouldn’t it be better for Apple and Google and all of these other companies to invest their money in the United States, to get American students ready for work in the tech fields?

    We should not ban Muslim refugees; we should ban all refugees, until we’ve reached the point where our economy is providing jobs for all Americans who need one.

    • Rev.Hoagie® says:

      We should ban all refugees and moslem refugees should be redirected to other moslem countries. We should also ban all immigrants until those same economic points are met. The only immigrants that should be admitted are those who are coming to open a business and employ Americans.

      • david7134 says:

        Try going to a predominately Muslim country and see how bad it is. These people are horrible and have no place here. They do not acclimate. The only ones that I have seen that are ok are the ones from Serbia. We have several of those in our community and they are upstanding citizens. The scum beside me are from Syria and Egypt, have been here about 15 years and still act like camel lovers. It is amazing to see a group of women in their garb chasing another younger woman to ground and beating here with tree limbs. Nothing you can do as the argument is that this action is their custom. This is what Jeff wants, denigration of women, and a tightly controlled theocracy. Next he will be wanting more power for the KKK.

  3. o0Nighthawk0o says:

    Because showing bias is just plain wrong. Right Jeffy? Unless it’s from you of course.

    And where were these tech companies in 2011 when immigration from Iraq was banned? Or last year when Obama signed the law that Trump’s EO enforces? Or when Obama ended wet foot, dry foot and sent Cuban refugees packing?

    They were amazingly silent. It’s only bad now because TRUMP!! Your shtick is getting old and we just tend to laugh at you now.

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