Companies all across the country are rejecting the idea of the President’s most recent executive order. Their plans included hiring and supporting refugees affected by the massive ban into the United States.
One such company is Starbucks. CEO Howard Schultz is planning on hiring 10,000 refugees over the course of five years. Schultz reached out to all his employees saying he would,
“start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support.”
The massive company isn’t just fighting President Trump on the refugee issues. Schultz also addresses concerns over the proposed trade sanction, immigration restrictions, and taxes on the company’s stores in Mexico. Read Schultz’s statement below:
“We stand ready to help and support our Mexican customers, partners and their families as they navigate what impact proposed trade sanctions, immigration restrictions and taxes might have on their business and their trust of Americans. But we will continue to invest in this critically important market all the same.”
A second company who is stepping out against Trump is Airbnb. CEO Brian Chesky took to Facebook to let everyone know they would support the refugees by, “providing free housing to refugees and anyone else who needs it in the event they are denied the ability to board a US-bound flight and are not in your city/country of residence.”
The company also took to their website to ask for volunteers who would offer their homes for free to anyone affected by immigration ban.
These are just two of the several companies that are opposing President Trump’s executive order. If they continue to do this, Trump may find himself in a very difficult position. However, we don’t think he will back down. What do you think about these companies backing the refugees? Let us know in the comments below!