Over at the Wall Street Journal, Tim Cook speaks to Tripp Mickle about the president’s executive order on immigration:
Mr. Cook declined to elaborate on Apple’s possible legal options, except to say that “we want to be constructive and productive.” He said that since the order was signed, he’s received numerous emails from Apple employees with “heart-wrenching stories” about how the order will affect friends and family. One employee who’s expecting a child said the future grandparents have Canadian and Iranian citizenship and won’t be able to visit to meet their new grandchild.
Other tech companies have taken a variety of tacks, including Amazon, which has submitted a declaration of support to a suit filed by Washington’s attorney general.
And, as many have noted, late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was himself the son of a Syrian immigrant, which makes this case all the more personal for the company.