Mark Zuckerberg challenges Trump as ban on Muslims goes live in US

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has criticised Donald Trump’s s executive order to ban immigrants and refugees from certain Muslim-majority countries to enter into US. Zuckerberg criticised the order through a personal post on Facebook and expressed his concern about the impact of the recent executive orders signed by Trump.

” 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. Expanding the focus of law enforcement beyond people who are real threats would make all Americans less safe by diverting resources, while millions of undocumented folks who don’t pose a threat will live in fear of deportation.”
Donald Trump on Friday announced that Syrian refugees will no more be allowed to enter into the US borders and also to suspend the immigration of immigrants from several predominantly Muslim countries.
Zuckerberg also urged that US should always keep its doors open for refugees and how his wife Priscilla Chan and her family wouldn’t have come to US if immigrants and refugees were banned decades ago.

” These issues are personal for me even beyond my family. A few years ago, I taught a class at a local middle school where some of my best students were undocumented. They are our future too. We are a nation of immigrants, and we all benefit when the best and brightest from around the world can live, work and contribute here. I hope we find the courage and compassion to bring people together and make this world a better place for everyone. ”

Zuckerberg also appreciated Trump for his positive approach towards the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that allows the young immigrants to live and work legally in the US. He noted that there are nearly 750,000 such immigrants living in US who are benefit from this VISA program.

“I hope the President and his team keep these protections in place, and over the next few weeks I’ll be working with our team at FWD.us to find ways we can help.”

Zuckerberg is not alone to express his discontent over the issue. According to a Bloomberg report, Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai has also criticised the move in a note to his employees, informing that it affects more than 100 company staff. “It’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues. “We’ve always made our view on immigration issues known publicly and will continue to do so,” Pichai wrote in a memo.

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