Google's Sundar Pichai joins Zuckerberg in criticising Trump's Immigration Order

Asking the Google�s traveling employees to return to the U.S., Pichai, in a letter sent to Google staffs, said the move impacted nearly 200 of its employees

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Joining Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg in criticizing the US President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration order Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai on Sunday said he is upset about the impact of this order.

Asking the Google’s traveling employees to return to the U.S., Pichai, in a letter sent to Google staffs, said the move impacted nearly 200 of its employees.

"It’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues, Google CEO said in the letter, Bloomberg News reported.


"We’ve always made our view on immigration issues known publicly and will continue to do so," he added.

Trump earlier signed an executive order prohibiting entry by people from seven majority-Muslim nations for 90 days, inviting criticism from different corners. However, US judge has now issued an emergency order temporarily barring authorities from deporting refugees and other visa holders who have been detained.

"We're concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that could create barriers to bringing great talent to the US," a Google spokesperson was quoted by CNBC as saying.

"We'll continue to make our views on these issues known to leaders in Washington and elsewhere," the spokesperson added.

Earlier, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg lashed at Trump on his new post for the Republican’s anti-immigrant policies and his promises to build a wall along the border with Mexico to keep illegal immigrants out.

Zuckerberg wrote in his FB post:

“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.”

He hammered the president’s actions saying the US is a “nation of immigrants”. Zuckerberg also said that his great-grandparents had come to the US from Germany, Austria and Poland, while his wife Priscilla Chan’s parents came from China and Vietnam.