Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg, the CEOs of Google and Facebook has strongly criticized the immigration order signed by US President Donald Trump. The order prevents people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the shores of the United States. In his statement, India-born Pichai said that the executive order will have a strong negative influence on the ability to attract strong foreign talent by companies based in the US.

Nearly 187 Google employees will be affected

Likely to affect 187 Google employees, Pichai has issued orders via email, which requests all the traveling staff from these countries to return and report to the headquarters.In his email, Pichai reportedly revealed that the company management is deeply upset about the impact of the order signed by the President Donald Trump.

He also expressed concern regarding the amount of pain their employees would have to tolerate as a result of the executive order.

Pichai, meanwhile, has given assurance to his traveling staff members that their first priority is to help Googlers who are affected by the order. He also asked them to immediately establish contact with Google's global security team to request help and assistance.

The order signed by Donald Trump also prohibits the entry of all nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for a period of 90 days. Furthermore, they will not be able to board flights bound for the US even if they hold Green Card, which is the only proof of their permanent citizenship.

Keep people posing a threat out of our nation

In the meantime, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also expressed his anguish over the order signed by Donald Trump. According to Zuckerberg, there is an urgent need to keep United States safe. However, it can be easily achieved by focussing on those people who actually pose a threat to our nation.

Zuckerberg, via Facebook, added that people migrated from various countries form a considerable workforce share in Silicon Valley. There are people who work in the top-level management in key executive positions. He said that there is an urgent need for skilled foreigners to perform various jobs in the tech industry.

On January 27, President Donald Trump had signed an executive order that virtually blocks the entry of all Syrian refugees to the United States.

However, this order will be valid until the relevant modifications and amendments are put in place to the Refugee Admission Program (USRAP).

Shortly after President Donald Trump signed the controversial Immigration order, several academic personalities including 11 Nobel Prize winners signed a joint petition against the ban. They argued that the signed order is not only discriminatory in nature but also detrimental to the national interests of the United States.

That said, President Trump defended his executive order and categorically said that he would not withdraw it under any circumstances. He also signaled the possibility of banning people from Pakistan within the next few days.