Tech moblie laptop Silicon Valley slams Trump’s move to freeze H-1B

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The tech giants of the world are not pleased with Donald Trump‘s decision to suspend all foreign work visas including H-1B, widely used in the IT industry, till the end of the year.

Hours after the proclamation was issued by the US President, Google CEO Sundar Pichai took to Twitter to express his disappointment.

The India-born tech head stressed on the importance of immigration and how it has contributed to America’s economic success. “Disappointed by today’s proclamation – we’ll continue to stand with immigrants and work to expand opportunity for all,” he wrote.

Immigration has contributed immensely to America’s economic success, making it a global leader in tech, and also Go…

— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) 1592864457000

Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, believes now is not the correct time to cut the US off from the world’s talent or create uncertainty and anxiety. He said that America needs immigrants more now to contribute to this country. “Immigrants play a vital role at our company and support our country’s critical infrastructure,” his post read.

Now is not the time to cut our nation off from the world’s talent or create uncertainty and anxiety. Immigrants pla…

— Brad Smith (@BradSmi) 1592874125000

Smith’s post was further retweeted by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Twitter also issued a statement on US high-skilled immigration proclamation. It said that the move undermines America’s greatest economic asset, which is its diversity.

It further mentioned that people from all over the world come to the US to join the labour force, pay taxes in the country, and contribute in making America a global leader in the world.