Update: Google says up to 187 staff might be affected by the travel ban, but a mention in the article below that some Googlers had already been refused re-entry has been removed, due to a lack of corroborating evidence.

Google’s Sundar Pichai issued a memo to U.S.-based Googlers currently working or holidaying abroad to return to the U.S. as soon as possible, for fear that they will be blocked from returning Stateside. The directive came yesterday, as President Trump signed an executive order shutting down entry to the U.S. for citizens of Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen.

Several Googlers travelers have reportedly already been blocked from re-entering the States, despite holding valid visas or green cards. Trump’s executive order is currently only for 90 days, but that number could change depending on the results of the White House’s investigation into the visa application procedures of the countries listed above.

Google, Facebook and other tech companies have expressed concern at the new order, which, besides affecting current employees from foreign countries, may also severely limit their ability to recruit top talent from the named countries. Up to 100 Googlers currently outside the U.S. may be affected by the no-entry order.

In the memo, Pichai said “It’s painful to see the personal cost of this executive order on our colleagues” and in a subsequent statement, a Google spokeswoman continued:

We’re concerned about the impact of this order and any proposals that could impose restrictions on Googlers and their families, or that create barriers to bringing great talent to the U.S.. We’ll continue to make our views on these issues known to leaders in Washington and elsewhere.

Immigration lawyers are reportedly advising anyone holding a passport from one of the countries listed above from traveling outside the U.S. in the next three months. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg also expressed “concern” over the executive order on Friday and Microsoft warned it “may inhibit our ability to adequately staff our research and development efforts”.

Nirave Gondhia
Nirave is one of the Managing Editors and a fan of travel. He's worked in technology for over ten years (including stints at two carriers in the UK) and reported on it for nearly nine years. In my spare time, A big football (soccer to those over the pond) fan and avid supporter of Man United for over 20 years, he reads a lot, loves a cocktails and blogs about travel.
  • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

    Translation from Pinchai and Zuckerberg: “We’re worried this might impact our ability to hire the best talent cheap labor.”

    • noh1bvisas

      They hire their cheap labor from india using an alphabet-soup of guest worker visas (h1b, L1, OPT, F1, h4…). That’s going to change, too.

      • mark

        Is that you, Trump?

        • balcobomber25

          Is that you, Hilary?

          • mark

            Yep you got me – he’s the one moaning about the evils of Google and how dare they hire foreigners and their cheap labour just like Trump, and I’m the one pointing out flaws in people’s argument and asking for evidence apparently like Clinton (not that I have any opinion about Clinton, other than not being Trump – believe it or not, being against this doesn’t make one pro-Clinton).

          • balcobomber25

            Google is a terrible company to defend. I am a fan of their products but they aren’t exactly perfect angels when it comes to business.

          • Goblin Shark

            Actually yours doesn’t make sense. You’ve staked out two positions at the same time. Are you a congressman?

          • Stein-Erik Dahle

            How is Hillary even relevant anymore? Feel free to answer!
            But she would be a FAR better president! Because she was, you might not know this word, “prepared”, which means she actually understood that to become a good or even great president, she’d have to learn a thing or two beforehand and actually do her homework, unlike that orange embarrassment occupying the White House. If something hasn’t been on TV, Trump wouldn’t know ANYTHING about it.

          • balcobomber25

            Hillary was only prepared to line her own pockets and continue to lie to the Amerian people.

          • Modman

            Then its a no win situation and why I didn’t vote for anyone. No excuse electing a despicable racist who is appointing clansman to congress. Has no health plan and trying to remove Obama care. Also his kkk attitude keeping people who are citizens from returning just because they are from.the middle east. This is a huge failure on the electoral college because they could have picked Hillary. Mitt Romney is a turn coat flip flopper he went to stump trump and returned on his hands and knees begging for a position. positions are the republicans care about not the fact that Trump could bring the entire country down.

          • balcobomber25

            And there is the problem, you didnt vote and neither did millions of democrats. You are one of the reasons Trump won. The problem is your party nominated a criminal that the American people didn;t trust. And your party continues to make mistakes like that every day. BErnie would have beat Trump easily.

          • View From The Top

            No he wouldn’t have. You guys would have raised the ‘Socialist’ voodoo and destroyed him even faster. But yes, he’d have been a good leader IMO.

          • balcobomber25

            “You guys”. I am not a republican but nice try. I supported Bernie in the primaries, my vote was a Not Hillary vote.

          • Modman

            Gw Bush made up the weapons of mass destruction thing to take the spotlight off his bin ladin dealings. Then guys like american sniper go around killing women and children in the middle east. Then when the Middle East retaliates let’s say look at all those terrorists over there let’s just ban them from entering the US.

          • balcobomber25

            What does Bush have to do with this? Ahh wait let me guess because I think Hilary is the most corrupt politician you think I am a republican?Nice try.

          • TechTonic

            is that you, Kardashian?

          • balcobomber25

            I wish I had her money.

    • Patrick Smithopolis

      Do you know the salary of any Google employee?

    • mark

      They took our jobs.

      • Stein-Erik Dahle

        And they will continue “taking ar jerbs” because these jobs are based on actual SCIENCE, which, as you should know by now, is something Trump doesn’t believe in. And his (even by Trump’ standards) amazingly incompetent education boss, a lady that knows nothing about the job she has bought from him, won’t do anything to change that at all.

      • View From The Top

        I take it you’re a native American then?

    • akilena

      lol, you mean- because the locals are so dumb that they had to hire people from other countries. I don’t think that salary was ever an issue. Your argument of “cheap labor” is an excuse.

  • Jarvic Suguitan

    No offense, but from all that’s happening, I conclude that over 70% of Americans are autistic pussies that have become radically sensitive over the last two years

    • Flying Goat

      I completely disagree. It’s been a slow process that’s taken decades.

    • Lex

      Im definitely not one of those people.

    • solork

      No offense, but America is not the only country out there to visit..

      and Russia still has the best girl.

      • Happy

        girlS

        • Stein-Erik Dahle

          Are your sure? 😁😁😁

        • TechTonic

          women

    • View From The Top

      I don’t think gross generalization helps, but turning away people who’re trying to flee the carnage may be counterproductive in the long run. There needs to a balance IMO – nothing wrong with ‘extreme vetting’, but take the genuine ones in, kick the potential troublemakers out.

      • mark

        And indeed, the thing to note is that the people who now risk being banned from re-entry to their homes and workplaces are those who have gone through (or are going through) the US’s vetting process of immigration process fair and square.

    • Mike

      being mad that I got detained coming home from visiting my family when I’ve worked in the US for years is just me being sensitive?

      • noh1bvisas

        according to the upvotes, yes.

  • noh1bvisas

    Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Iraq, Somalia and Yemen.

    How many people is google employing from these countries? I’m guessing NONE.

    • mark

      Yes I’m sure you know better than Google.

      • balcobomber25

        And I’m sure you know better than the State Department, CIA, NSA, DIA and every other agency that says these countries are a threat.

        • Stein-Erik Dahle

          Not countries. Terrorist groups within these countries.
          The primary and very real threat facing the world today is that of a genuinely ignorant, selfobsessed and extremely thin-skinned American president. He’s doing what he knows nothing about. This is a disaster impatiently waiting to happen.

  • Tabs2IsBoss #SamsungKnights

    Something needed to be done and I applaud Trump for doing it. Laws are on books and aren’t being enforced nor has the democratic way worked.

    Time for something different Trump will clean up all the crap that hasn’t been done properly these last 8yrs.

    My Translation Pinchai and Zuckerberg only care about themselves and their own interests they need to shut the fuck up run those useless companies and let Trump be President.

    • squiddy20

      So go ahead and explain how/why you think Pichai (not Pinchai, you moron) and Zuckerberg “only care about themselves”, when they issued a memo to their respective company’s employees urging them to return to the States not only for their job, but also for their families. Go ahead and explain that BS logic, if you can.
      And while we’re at it, name 5 things that you claim haven’t “been done properly these last 8 years”. What laws/edicts haven’t been upheld?

      • noh1bvisas

        apparently you missed my comment about zuckertard building a wall around his property. i’m sure pinheadi has one, too.

        • mark

          If Trump wants to build a wall around his personal property, go right ahead. Maybe he could stay in there too.

          Last time I checked, Facebook aren’t telling other companies who they can hire.

          • noh1bvisas

            trump is the leader of our government. the same principle applies.

          • squiddy20

            In theory sure. But putting that into action is totally different. In the case of you building a wall around your property, that’s fine. You are building the wall yourself, or you’re paying someone else to do it for you. On the other side, 1. Trump himself does not own all the property he’s planning on building the Mexico/US wall on. The land may be owned by individual people in some spots, or government owned in others. If it’s the latter, there’s many different government agencies that could own it, each with their own rules and regulations on putting new things on their property. See DAPL. 2. Where does the funding come from? It’s too costly for Trump himself to foot the bill, but someone’s gotta pay for it. Are you going to disperse it amongst the people in the form of a tax? What if they don’t want to pay for a wall that they don’t want/don’t see a need for? Couldn’t that money be better spent on education, healthcare, road repair, military, commerce, etc? Mexico has already stated quite emphatically that they won’t pay for it. Any other country would say the same in their situation.
            Also, just because he is “the leader of our government”, does not mean he can do whatever he wants, or that he owns all the land. That’s not at all how any of that works. I’d suggest you go back to school and relearn about our government.

          • balcobomber25

            Last time I checked, Trump isn’t telling companies who they can hire either. They can hire any legal citizen they want. The key word there is legal.

      • balcobomber25

        Would that be the same Zuckerberg who protested Trumps wall? He is building one himself around his estate in Hawaii that the locals are protesting.

        • squiddy20

          1. I found reports dating back as early as June (within only 20 seconds of doing a google search on “Zuckerberg Hawaii wall”) saying the wall was already built. A bit of further reading on one particular article stated that the other residents were displeased, but that was it. So A) the wall is already built (unless he’s adding on) and B) why are they supposedly protesting now when there was ample time to do so earlier?
          2. Whether or not he protested Trump’s wall and what he is doing on his property in Hawaii is completely irrelevant to this piece of legislation and what he said in regards to it. In my humble opinion, what Trump did with this Muslim ban was childish, ill-thought through, impulsive, wrong, and most importantly unconstitutional. There were dozens if not hundreds of people detained simply because they were Muslim, despite the fact that they had valid green cards, Visas, and other forms of identification saying they had been cleared to be on US soil.

    • Stein-Erik Dahle

      Trump is cleaning up nothing, he’s doing whatever comes to his mind without considering consequences at all. He’s making things up all the time, like when he’s claiming thst 3-5 million illegals voted in the election. Not even Republican leaders believe what he’s saying. I guess it’s his way of trying to make sense of why Hillary won the popular vote: “it must have been because so many illegals voted for her”… He’s making a giant mess, ignoring the Constitution (maybe because he knows nothing about it) by closing the border to some countries, and so on. Trump is too ignorant to actually understand that he doesn’t understand what he’s doing. He’s playing an extremely dangerous game without understand a thing of it…

    • mark

      Which laws on the books were these people violating?

      Yes how dare a US company and employees have a say in what they do and things that effect them.

      • S6EdgePlus IsBoss

        Trump will take care of all this shit very soon

        • squiddy20

          Trump is the reason this shitstorm is happening, you imbecile! His “taking care of it” was to ban basically all people of one specific religion from entering the country, regardless of if they had valid Green Cards, visas, passports, or other forms saying they could be on US soil. Several people who were sponsored by major universities (Harvard, Yale, MIT, to name a few) to come study in our schools and better our lives with their knowledge were barred from entry into the US. Several people were sponsored by religious outreach programs, cleared by several security agencies, and then not allowed to meet with the people who sponsored them. Trump has done a poor job so far. “Let’s build a wall and make the Mexican’s pay for it” How are you going to make them pay for it, retard? You can’t hold the entire Mexican government at gunpoint.
          You’re such a delusional moron. Go back to living in Richard’s World where Samsung is god and Trump is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

    • Mike

      damn right! what we really need though is to deport everyone in the US who’s family has come from the middle East or who’s visited the middle East in the past. never know who might be a terrorist. in the name of self protection!

      • S6EdgePlus IsBoss

        We will get to them next for sure.

        • squiddy20

          Yeah, because there’s never been a US-born and raised white guy who decided to join ISIS/ISIL. You’re f*cking clueless.

  • noh1bvisas

    Can i wander into any building on google’s campus? I hear the food is good – and free. I want to immigrate there.

    • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

      LOL! Speaking of which, I want to know which state is the “Welfare State” so I can move there and live off the government.

      • balcobomber25

        Massachusetts. The mayor of Boston said any illegals can go stay in city hall for free. The thousands of homeless vets that city have still have to sleep outside tho.

        • mark

          It’s curious that on the one hand, this thread started with the (dubious) analogy of how Google doesn’t allow immigrants to live in their buildings – but when someone actually does offer up their own office, that’s bad too.

          A quick Google finds plenty of stories of work from Boston at reducing homelessness among veterans btw, it’s rather insidious to suggest that having a stance on one thing means he’s against the other.

          • Stein-Erik Dahle

            Generally speaking, a typical comment section is not a good place to search for actual insights or analysis of consequence, or to in any way educate yourself.

            Just saying.

          • balcobomber25

            Using a public building to selectively allow one group of people, who happen to be illegal, is very bad. Especially when that same government completely ignores actual citizens without homes. It’s not insidious, it’s reality.

      • Bill Perrotta

        There won’t even be unemployment or social security anymore if trumps around long enough. Say goodbye to any aid for the poor.

        • balcobomber25

          Unemployment is meant as a short team means until someone finds employment again. Social Security needs a massive overhaul because it is a system that can financially sustain itself.

    • mark

      This analogy is painful, but I’ll run with it. Yes if Google allowed people to legally follow a process where they move onto Google’s land and live and work, pay taxes and buy property there for years, and then suddenly a new CEO bans them from coming back in if they walk off the property (or are out when the order’s passed), yes I bet people (both those affected, and citizens of this Google country) would be rather annoyed, and rightly so.

      I could just as well say, Can I ban anyone I like because I don’t like them? Trump doesn’t own the US, it’s not all his property.

      I hope you don’t ever travel to another country by the way – I wouldn’t want your kind here, and by your logic you should have no problem with that.

      • noh1bvisas

        I’ve been to over 50 countries, thanks. Google doesn’t allow immigration onto their lands, so they should STFU.

        • Stein-Erik Dahle

          50 countries, and still this stupid…

          Wow…

          • noh1bvisas

            block a retard day. blocked.

          • FilmActorsGuild

            Block a racist c#nt day more like.

          • FilmActorsGuild

            Block yourself then!

          • FilmActorsGuild

            And now those 50 countries are a whole lot better off now that racist f#ckt@rd went away.

      • balcobomber25

        Google can ban anyone from their campus they don’t like.

      • FilmActorsGuild

        Only a complete retard would think a country and a business are the same thing.

    • FilmActorsGuild

      Quote :
      “noh1bvisas

      Can i wander into any building on google’s campus? I hear the food is good – and free. I want to immigrate there.”

      @noh1bvisas. Have you tried? Or did you think you had to apply for a visa first? Would that then make it 51 countries you’ve been to if you did get in, along with Disneyland and Hooters?

  • Benjamin Mao

    Why isn’t Trump banning people coming from Suadi Arabia and Yemen? He specifically allows them in and yet they’re the countries with the most terrorists.

    • noh1bvisas

      Yemen is on the list. Try to keep up, snowflake.

      • Stein-Erik Dahle

        Saudi Arabia, among the biggest terrorist sponsors, is not on his list. Why?. He’s got businesses in Saudi, quick might be why…

        But, well, “snowflake”? Really? Look at Trump! He has to be the ultimate snowflake: just look at his Twitter or any statement that involves somebody that didn’t like him. He can’t handle critisism at all, poor guy. Over should believe that someone running for and actually becoming president had quite s not thicker skin than the orange one…

        • noh1bvisas

          it’ll be OK. relax, buttercup.

          • Tom

            Sheep

        • balcobomber25

          Trump has no business in Saudi Arabia so keep trying, he has also said on many times he believes they were behind 911. The reason they weren’t on the list is because according to both the State Department and CIA, they are a low risk country for visas. Both of those were established under the Obama era.

    • Jadoei1

      Terrorists, well since your furniture is more likely to kill you I don’t think that isnt anything you should be concerned about, let alone mention it as a reason to close boarders. But anyway, I wouldn’t even want to argue about this. Once Artifical Intelegence takes over there is no need for human labor. We as a species will become useless in that regard. Without a proper safety net build up over decades I think this will be rather problematic for our society and something that is far more concerning then a couple people doing work you don’t want to or can’t do.

      • Jadoei1

        *safety net being an income provided by the state that everyone that legally lives in a country is eligible for.

    • balcobomber25

      Yemen was clearly listed, try reading next time. As for Saudi Arabia they are considered a low risk country for the US when it comes to visa’s.

      • Stein-Erik Dahle

        Yes, none of the 911-guys had any kind connections to Saudi Arabia. Oh, wait…

        • balcobomber25

          State Department and CIA think otherwise, they are the ones who set the visa risks.

    • Izzie

      Yemen is on the list. Personally I’d be more concerned about people from the Muslim countries in Eastern Europe and from the Indian subcontinent.

      If he seriously wishes to combat terrorism, he should look at the demographic of those participating in it, rather than the countries they’re making trouble in…

      • Happy

        Muslim countries in Eastern Europe? How many do you know? I can only think of Albania, Bosnia (but that’s 50/50) and Kosovo – all fairly small and these are the countries that the US was protecting from the Christians.

      • balcobomber25

        India is the least of our concerns, they are one of our most important allies in the world. The terrorists that exist in India have no ill will towards the US. The same with Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. All of those countries have terrorists, none of them are a threat to the US. They are a threat to their own governments.

        The majority of Eastern Europe is Christian by a large margin. Not sure what countries you are referring too. According to most estimates there are less than 5% Muslims in that region.

        • noh1bvisas

          indians are the fastest-growing segment of illegal immigrants today.

          • FilmActorsGuild

            That’s what, “Indians” of a different kind said about white folk before they were subject to genocide and had their land taken from them. To top it all off what little dignity they were left with is about to be destroyed again when an oil pipeline goes through their land courtesy of another, “genius” executive order. I guess they should consider building a wall too. Now if only they did that in the first place and revoked visas…

          • FilmActorsGuild

            That’s what, “Indians” of a different kind said about white folk before they were subject to genocide and had their land taken from them. To top it all off what little dignity they were left with is about to be destroyed again when an oil pipeline goes through their land courtesy of another, “genius” executive order. I guess they should consider building a wall too. Now if only they did that in the first place and revoked visas…

          • balcobomber25

            Do you have actual research to back that up?

          • noh1bvisas

            yes. google it.

    • Tom

      Iran shouldn’t have been listed. There are definitely low risk.

      • TexasMadeJ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        lol

  • noh1bvisas

    zukerturd is catching flack for building a wall around his estate.

    www DOT businessinsider DOT com/protestors-of-mark-zuckerberg-still-plan-to-march-along-his-hawaiian-wall-2017-1

  • Griffen Hicks

    Good on Trump he’s keeping all his promises and we’re going to make America great again

    • Stein-Erik Dahle

      Yes, because Trump LOVES AMERICA, right? Except for libruls. And the press. And immigrants. And of course those that didn’t vote for him. And those that dare criticise him, and, oh well, there isn’t really that many left, are there?

      • balcobomber25

        Yes because Liberals LOVE AMERICA, right? Except for conservatives. And the conservative press. And of course those that didn’t vote for their candidate. And don’t dare criticize them, an oh well, there isn’t really that many left, are there?

  • S.L Jones

    This is going to be b-e-a-utiful!!! 😀

    • noh1bvisas

      Bigly.

  • S.L Jones

    I see your true colors shining through
    … Lol

  • Bill Perrotta

    Trump is huge embarrassment. All the people in the us and they elected the most racist. Possibly a rapist who doesn’t pay his taxes. What a role model he is. If he pisses enough countries off maybe we will get WWW3. Why not change the country name to the divided states of america? The Electoral College is a huge failure because it failed to protect the country from Trump. Soon Brightbart and the KKK will take over Congress.

    • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

      Actually, this election proved the electoral college is a huge success at doing what it intended. Hillary only won the popular vote because of California. Take away California, and Trump won the popular vote. Thanks to the electoral college, our presidential elections aren’t entirely decided by ONE state.

      • Tom

        Dude the electoral college is an outdated system tbh lol.

        • balcobomber25

          If we didn’t have the electoral college, about 6 states would decide every single election. It’s not a perfect system but it is the best system that can represent the entire country and not just a select few.

          • mark

            But it’s people that vote, not states. In a popular vote, the vote is decided by the people.

            Now sure, once you have 50%+1 decided they’re voting a particular way – no matter where they live – the rest can’t influence the vote at all. But under the electoral college that can be true too – except it can also happen when that number is less than 50%+1. Indeed, we see it here – a smaller number of people have decided the outcome, no matter what the majority voted. Your claim of “select few” makes no sense – that select few is the majority of the population.

          • balcobomber25

            Yes it is the people of the US, not the people of the major population centers which is what the “select few” is. With a popular vote the only votes a candidate would need is California, New York. Florida, Ohio and Michigan. All of those are traditionally democratic states. The rest of the country would have virtually no say in the outcome of the election. Candidates for President would only campaign in those states. And the candidates would only be made aware of the problems in those states.

            It is amazing though that electoral college was perfectly fine for democrats for years. Until their candidate lost…

          • khalidalomary

            trump’s an idiot

          • balcobomber25

            But he still beat your candidate.

          • Tom

            DNC fucked up by not making Bernie their candidate lol, they deserve the loss tbh. Bernie would have demolished Trump.

          • balcobomber25

            They sure did. And they are continuing to hurt their own party by boycotting everything Trump does. The American people made it clear on election day they are tired of nothing getting done in DC. The Dem party needs a serious overhaul in leadership and tactics.

          • Tom

            The Muslim ban and Anti Environmental ideals are kind of extreme though I’ll say that, everything else is whatever.

          • balcobomber25

            It’s not a Muslim ban for 5 reasons: Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt, Nigeria. Those 5 countries have more Muslims than every other country combined. None of them are on the list.

          • balcobomber25

            As for the Environment that is a political view. You will never hear it from the mainstream media but there are thousands of scientists, many that are leaders in their fields, who have differing views on global warming.

          • Tom

            I agree Muslim Ban isn’t really a general ban, but I still don’t think it’s constitutional, but anyone who believes climate change is fake or not caused by man lol is reaching.

        • Daggett Beaver |dBz|

          There’s nothing outdated about it. This is the United STATES of America. The electoral college is designed so that no single state or even a select few states get to elect a president. All states get a say, proportional to their population.

          The USA is a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy. Go back and study what a Constitutional Republic is.

          • Tom

            It’s outdated and flawed lol, this is the same system your candidate criticized that got him where he is now.

      • mark

        I’m so glad the electoral college is protecting those poor oppressed white men from the tyranny of the majority.

      • Bill Perrotta

        The majority can’t even elect the president. The minority are the racists. No California is one of the united states unlike the racist confederate states in the south. Even if she won by won by 1 vote she still won the popular vote and should have won the election. The only way republicans win are recounts redbanning and corruption. You will shut your mouth once the middle east bombs us again. Then you’ll be crying why in heavens sake did I vote for that idiot trump.

    • balcobomber25

      The electoral college did it’s job. You may not like the results because your candidate didn’t win but it didn’t fail in anyway. As for role models, there were none in this election. Crooked Hillary was even worse than Trump, and she was just as racist.

      • Bill Perrotta

        Crooked Hillary can’t be down with KKK because she’s a woman. A vote for trump is a vote for the kkk. Obamacare helps people who are out of work. And I hope the middle east bombs us and that you are lucky enough to be in ground zero.

        • balcobomber25

          To sum up Bill’s comment:

          “If you don’t vote my candidate you are racist”, typical liberal song and dance for the past 8 years.

        • TexasMadeJ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Obamacare didn’t help 1 single damn poor or out of work person I know. I also know more people who lost their insurance due to the increase in deductibles & prices than people who gained insurance because of Obamacare. Also for you to say that you hope that the Middle East bombs Ground Zero again and that someone is lucky enough to be there and get killed, make you no better than the terrorists who flew the planes into the World Trade Towers. You should give your US citizenship if you in fact have one and move to the Middle East as trash like you is not needed here.

          • Bill Perrotta

            Well then you my friend are making that up because I got obamacare practically free with blue cross not long after I lost my job. And it helped because I got my hand cut open and got it stitched and a tetnis shot. Obamacare isnt perfect but it helps those out of work. Its repressive for the working but removing it without a replacement is a disaster.

          • Bill Perrotta

            Taking my words out of context how fox news racist Donald trump of you. Donald Trumps big mouth will get us bombed again. He is pissing a lot of countries off. Ground Zero is a term for an area that has been bombed. Not The world trade ground zero. Go back to school. Stupid people like you got us into this mess.

  • Spindelhalla

    Good. Throw out those cheap assets visas for cheap labour and start hiring your own country’s people.

    • Cakefish

      And the cost will be passed on to the consumer in the form of price hikes. Businesses won’t accept a dip in their profits.

      • Happy

        Or even better – move the operations to India altogether. Google’s products are predominately web-based and free – let’s see what import taxes can be imposed on them :-) Maybe Trump would have to license a copy of the Great Firewall from China :-))))

        • balcobomber25

          Google’s main product is advertising which is far from free.

        • mark

          They could pull the plug on his gmail account behind his Twitter, and controlling his Android phone… Surely Trump doesn’t want anything developed by people from those Muslim countries, anyway?

          • balcobomber25

            Trump doesn’t use gmail, unlike Hilary he is using the actual secure government email account. Twitter is a publicly traded company with no connection to Google.

            Being a Hilary supporter it must confuse you, but government officials are required to use secure emails.

      • Spindelhalla

        What profits? More Americans out of a job is less money for them to spend. I see where you’re coming from, but it is both sided.

        • Happy

          Google is a global corporation and earns its revenue around the Globe not in US only. Moreover if you kick the current employees out of US then there will be less people in the US which wold mean decreased sales.

          • balcobomber25

            It would have no affect on sales, especially since the majority of Google’s “sales” come from advertising and their search engine.

          • mark

            But then, you’ve just argued against Spindelhalla’s point about it meaning less “sales” for Google.

          • balcobomber25

            Because it is an invalid point. Google losing workers that are from a certain country has no affect on their sales. Google isn’t losing customers because they can’t have Iraqi workers. They will replace those workers with others, because that is how business works.

        • Cakefish

          I’ll give an example. After the Brexit vote here in UK, companies increased the price of their products due to the weaker pound sterling. They could have let their profits drop but they didn’t. Apple increased their pricing for some products by literally hundreds of pounds. British people’s wages aren’t going up so logically you’d expect less demand for products with price hikes but that didn’t stop those companies from doing it. So I don’t think it’ll stop companies from doing the same thing in the American market. If the cost of production goes up because they’re using American labour, they will pass that on to the consumer. The price hikes here in UK are evidence of that.

    • mark

      I can’t speak for Google’s policies, but my experience of my company is that people aren’t paid lower just because they’re from another country, rather the benefit is having access to as wide as pool as possible for the best quality skills.

      And maybe Google don’t want you telling them who they can hire.

      • balcobomber25

        My past tech companies were all the same when it came to Indian workers. They were hired at local Indian rates, that were much cheaper than a comparable US job. And then sent overseas to work under the cheaper contract. It’s not a stretch to believe Google does the same.

        • mark

          Oh, so this applies to India too? Sorry I missed that bit.

          If you want to argue for a system that disallows cheap rates like this, go ahead. But that’s not the same as suddenly banning re-entry for people previously allowed in – who now have jobs, property, lives set up – and where it’s not even based on anything to do with wage rates.

  • Sebas Osorio

    God, at least Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have been this much of an idiot

    • Happy

      She would have marched through Syria – to solve the problem once and for all by wiping out the Syrian population. That’s Hilary for you….

      • Stein-Erik Dahle

        I could tell you to stop being stupid, but…

    • balcobomber25

      She couldn’t do something like this, all of the countries involved made significant contributions to the Clinton Foundation. This would have exposed all her secrets.

      In fact she would have allowed open borders for the highest bidder.

  • Mr.Bean

    It’s amazing that after reading through the comments, everyone here is just divided and arguing after reading this article.

  • User

    I thought most google employees can work form home…!

  • Badelhas

    USA as lost it completely…

  • Fartholomew

    Well done all IDIOT Trump voters. It’s downhill for US and the world from here on in.
    #impeachTrump

  • Bruce Wayne

    Lol. I applaud Trump for this. If Silicon Valley wants their people out from those 7 countries, then they should go to Iraq, Syria, and the other 5 and get them out personally. You know what, though? They won’t, because they’re p*$$!&$.

  • FilmActorsGuild

    Quote: “noh1bvisas 

    block a retard day. blocked”

    @noh1bvisas Block yourself then you racist loser F#cktard.

  • Goblin Shark

    Perhaps instead of (or in addition to) recruiting talent, these high tech companies could use some of those billions of dollars they’re holding in offshore tax havens (which causes the rest of us to have to pay more in taxes) to train American workers.

  • Jacob Bondt

    Google our Canadian borders are open you are welcome to move you’re operations to Canada ,all tech companies should move out of USA ,that will kill TRUMP.

  • balcobomber25

    I am not sure who Bright Bart is. Is that the kid from the Simpsons? Maybe BREITBART can do a story on him. Jeff Sessions must be a horrible member of the KKK since he prosecuted one of their leaders and asked for the death penalty. His support from numerous civil rights leaders as well goes against the liberal KKK rhetoric. The same rhetoric liberals use for anyone who didn’t agree with Obama’s multiple failures.

  • balcobomber25

    Kind of a slanted article, especially when you look at the actual research done by Pew. While it was the “fastest growing” in that time frame, they still were far behind 3 other nations with more immigrants and no where near Mexico who leads all nations.

    • noh1bvisas

      kinda slanted? lol. ok. fastest growing is what i said in my OP.

      • balcobomber25

        Fastest growing is misleading.

        • noh1bvisas

          no, it’s not.