Google ordered some of its staffers traveling abroad back to the U.S. pronto, delivering a sharp condemnation of President Trump’s executive order that closes American borders to travelers and immigrants from seven Muslim nations. More than 100 Google employees are affected by the order, Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said. “It’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues,” he wrote in a memo to employees obtained by Bloomberg News. Pichai said several of the affected Google staffers — employees originally from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen who are legally allowed to work in the U.S. — were traveling abroad, on either work trips or vacations, when Trump signed the order Friday. One of those employees visiting New Zealand cut the trip short and rushed back home when rumors of the order began circulating, touching down in the U.S. just before Trump signed the ban, Pichai said. The Google boss urged the rest of the traveling workers to get back to Google headquarters as soon as they can. The company asked them to contact the tech giant’s security, travel and immigration teams for help. The Friday executive order bans travelers with… Read full this story
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