07 Feb Apple CEO stresses diversity, considers legal challenge to immigration orders
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Apple CEO Tim Cook has stressed the importance of diversity in the company and said the tech-firm is considering legal options over Donald Trump’s immigration executive order.
US Technology companies have been prominent critical voices against the order, with many immigrants among their staff.
“More than any country in the world, this country is strong because of our immigrant background and our capacity and ability as people to welcome people from all kinds of backgrounds. That’s what makes us special,” Mr Cook told the Wall Street Journal.
“We ought to pause and really think deeply through that.”
As a global company, it was important that Apple “look like the world”, Mr Cook told the paper.
Apple’s co-founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs, was the son of a Syrian immigrant.