Businesses express concerns about travel restrictions

Several American business leaders, ranging from the Silicon Valley and Seattle to Detroit and Wall Street, are expressing concerns and some opposition to President Donald Trump’s Middle East travel restrictions.

Trump issued an executive order on Friday barring refugees for 120 days and immigrants traveling from Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Iran, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the United States for the next 90 days.

Global companies generally do not like to be surprised by international travel bans, said Tim Sheehy, president of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce.

“I think most American companies are very security conscious; they want to make sure that our borders are safe and that we are doing the proper vetting. Softball america But when you pull the garage door down this fast, it has lots of unintended consequences,” Sheehy said.

It was surprising that Trump, given his business experience, didn’t better anticipate the consequences of his decision, said Masood Akhtar, president of CleanTech Partners, a Middleton energy consulting firm.

“If I am going to implement a policy at my company, before I do anything, I put a significant amount of effort to make sure it’s properly implemented,” Akhtar said.

Grant Sovern, an attorney who leads Milwaukee-based Quarles & Brady’s national immigration law practice, said he and other immigration attorneys at the firm fielded calls from clients throughout the weekend and all day Monday about the situation.

“There have been major changes in immigration law” in the past, said Sovern, who is based in Madison and has practiced immigration law for more than 20 years. Wild pitch baseball “But Congress debated it and voted on it. There has never been anything that happened on a Friday with immediate effect that no one has discussed.”

The executive order has led to “a broad sense of real frustration that people who just happen to be from some of these places” are being impacted, Sovern said. Mizzou softball roster “All sorts of people just got lumped into this. Francesca eastwood mother … There is a lot of unease.“

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In a statement, Immelt said the company was in the process of evaluating how Trump’s executive order could affect employees around the world and that it was “reaching out directly” to anyone who may be impacted.

“This situation is very fluid and will evolve quickly in the coming days. Garden ideas uk … We have many employees from the (seven) named countries, and we do business all over the region. Pitch meaning in urdu These employees and customers are critical to our success, and they are our friends and partners. Asa fastpitch softball rules 2015 We stand with them and will work with the U.S. Basketball Administration to strive to find the balance between the need for security and the movement of law-abiding people,” Immelt said. Baseballgames “We will continue to make our voice heard with the new administration and Congress and reiterate the importance of this issue to GE and to the business community overall.”

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“I am hearing the alarm you all are sounding that the civility and human rights we have all taken for granted for so long are under attack,” Schultz said in his note. Sprinkler system denver co “We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question.”

Microsoft President Brad Smith, a Wisconsin native, in a letter to staff Saturday, said at least 76 employees will be affected by Trump’s policies. Fences trailer The firm contacted those individuals with offers of legal assistance and has urged other employees who may be subject to the ban to contact the company as soon as possible.

“As an immigrant and as a CEO, I’ve both experienced and seen the positive impact that immigration has on our company, for the country, and for the world,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who earned his master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, wrote in a LinkedIn post. Hitting drills for softball “We will continue to advocate on this important topic.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a public message that both he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are indebted to the United States’ policies of welcomeness and inclusion.

In Detroit, Ford Motor Co. Drip from my walk Executive Chairman Bill Ford and President and CEO Mark Fields said in a joint statement, “Respect for all people is a core value of Ford Motor Company, and we are proud of the rich diversity of our company here at home and around the world. Rawlings company That is why we do not support this policy or any other that goes against our values as a company.”

Citigroup CEO Mike Corbat said the company is concerned about the message the executive order sends and the impact immigration policies could have on the bank serving its clients and contributing to growth.

At Goldman Sachs, which has several former executives in the Trump administration, CEO Lloyd Blankfein said the ban is not something Goldman Sachs supports, and it has the potential to disrupt the firm.

Executives at those and other banks saidTrump’s order could unsettle their operations, break up families and hurt the banks’ abilities to do business outside the U.S.