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Apple, JP Morgan, Pepsi and others sign letter against Trump's immigration policy.

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  1. JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    Dozens of top U.S. business leaders including Apple Inc.’s Tim Cook, JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon and Pepsico Inc.’s Indra Nooyi signed a letter expressing “serious concerns” about the Trump administration’s immigration policy changes and their potential to undermine economic growth.

    The letter focused on recent changes in the area of high-skilled immigration. The executives decried moves that were said to include “inconsistent immigration decisions” and the likely curtailing of work permits for spouses of some high-skilled immigrants.

    Those shifts were “unfair” and created a risk of “unnecessary costs and complications,” the CEOs said in a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.


    “As the federal government undertakes its legitimate review of immigration rules, it must avoid making changes that disrupt the lives of thousands of law-abiding and skilled employees, and that inflict substantial harm on U.S. competitiveness,” the executives said.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ng-ceos-fearing-trump-immigration-policy-harm


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    lol at Bezos getting the worst seat. Or maybe the best depending on your perspective.
     
  2. Not A Theist Banned Banned

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    If there was ever a group that could not claim impartiality on immigration, it is big corporations. That being said, that doesn't mean they're wrong on this, even if they do stand to gain a great deal from the previous status quo.
     
  3. b-hop Green Belt

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    Of course the establishment wants the low quality immigrants for the cheap labor. Bad luck, the wall is coming.
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  4. Kaliph of Kush Hashishiyan Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Except they're explicitly talking about the area of high skilled immigration.
     
  5. Trotsky Steel Belt

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    Honestly, anyone in a position of power or influence speaking out against Trump's idiotic policies just fuels the bunk "he's in it for US, not for the ELITE" narrative.
     
  6. chubbman Yellow Card Banned

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    “Economic growth”.

    You mean paying illegals less to make more.
     
  7. TheGreatA Silver Belt

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    You're probably doing the right thing if these companies are denouncing you.

    Anyway, regardless of that, I don't think Trump will have any problem with listening to criticisms when it comes to making the process of working in America easier on skilled immigrants.
     
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    I thought Trump was only going after Illegal Immigration?
     
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    Who else is going to harvest all of those iPads in the Fall?
     
  10. b-hop Green Belt

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    Of course, certainly there is no man manufacturer jobs into making i-pads, or into making pepsis.
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  11. JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    I don't think you know how things work. This would affect Apple in the United States where highly educated immigrants work. Apple doesn't import cheap labor into the US. lol. They go outside the US for that.

    They are talking about the people working here:

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    Not these people:

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  12. Rygu R.I.P. Obie

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    Sounds like they want some cheap cheaper labor and to pay less taxes.
     
  13. Darth_Inv1ctu5 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Don't thing these companies built and maintain their wealth on illegals
     
  14. b-hop Green Belt

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    So the iphones just assemble themselves? Magic in Sillicon Valley folks.
     
  15. JonesBones Excuse my contraflow

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    It isn't even about money, it is about the US maintaining its competitive advantage in technology and other sectors. Immigrants help with that obviously. Even fuckin Steve Jobs was Arabic and his birth was a scandal because his father was Muslim. His father is Syrian. A country that Trump banned.
     
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    PepsiCo strategy.
     
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    Aren't the parts made outside of the U.S., and iPhones assembled outside of the U.S? Which would play into his point of "They take in highly skilled labour, but they outsource for the low skilled labour"?

    A good point is being raised here. A mantra I often hear is "We're in favour of legal immigration, but against illegal immigration." Serious question - outside of this, what is the Trump administration policy towards legal immigration?
     
  18. b-hop Green Belt

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    But Trump impose and rightly so, tariffirs and other costs to prevent that.
    So in theory,they don´t have another choice than pay to americans to assemble them, wich of course is a lot more expensive.
    Wouldn´t be a dream for those companies more illegals to cut costs with low wages? How nice.
     
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    So is the suggestion here that Trump isn't actually pro-legal immigration and that, in fact, he will limit it as he is doing here - but don't worry, since he'll fix any issues caused by a lack of illegal and legal immigration with tariffs? You do modify your statement with "in theory" in there but how smoothly do you see this theory becoming a reality?
     
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    All very trustworthy corporations.
     

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