1. If Tim Cook, not Trump was US President: Apple CEO would be recruiting immigrants, brain-drain the world

If Tim Cook, not Trump was US President: Apple CEO would be recruiting immigrants, brain-drain the world

Apple CEO Tim Cook has been one of the key technology heads to speak about the issues with Donald Trump's immigration policies.

By: | Published: September 21, 2017 12:53 PM
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Donald Trump’s immigration policies have been a bone of contention between the US administration and some major technology companies in the country. Tim Cook has been one of the key tech heads to speak out about his ideas on this issue. Now, the Apple CEO has problems with DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program which he spoke about at a forum on Wednesday. Cook talked about the US immigration policy at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum while speaking to former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. His basic premise was that if he were the head of the nation, he would want more immigrants coming to the US, rather than finding ways to limit their entry. Albeit, these would be the best talent in the world.

Cook noted that smart people create jobs, and added, “If I were a world leader, my goal would be to monopolize the world’s talent,” a Business Insider report quoted him as saying. At the forum, Cook said that immigration is the biggest issue of current times. He added, “This goes to the values of being American.” However, most important Cook said, “If I were a country leader right now, my goal would be to monopolize the world’s talent,” Quartz reported. He said that he wants more smart people in the country and as the head of the nation he would recruit aggressively instead of letting only a few people in.

Watch video: Check out what Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Trump’s immigration policies

The Apple boss has been one of the most outspoken critics of President Donald Trump, in the tech sector. Last month, Donald Trump’s administration had rolled out a plan to end the DACA program, which saves children of illegal immigrants from deportation. Meanwhile, the Apple CEO recently sent an internal memo to the company where he acknowledged of being ‘deeply dismayed’ by the President’s proposal. He had said that hundreds of employees will be affected and they will be “cast out of the only country they’ve ever called home.”

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Cook’s criticisms against the Trump administration on things like immigration, climate change, Charlottesville and the President’s initial response to racism and violence is increasing. Looks like interesting times ahead!

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