Starbucks has lately, following the recent executive order of United States President Donald Trump to bar entry of refugees and immigrants from seven major Muslim countries for 90 days, reassured to be hiring 10,000 refugees in its coffee stores across the world.
CEO Howard Schultz said some of the refugees who have helped the United States army too will be hired in his coffee chain.
The affected countries due to Trump’s executive order on Friday are Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia and Libya.
Trump’s Disapproval Ratings
Four days have been passed since the order was issued and by now the disapproval rating of Trump has increased 6 points from 45 percent to 51 percent between January 22 and January 28.
Gallup conducted a telephonic survey to about 1,500 Americans everyday and 3 percent points were taken as a margin of error.
Meanwhile, Airbnb has started inviting refugees whom Trump says don’t come. CEO Brian Chesky said to be offering free housing to the stranded refugees and others who have become victims of travel restrictions.
Airbnb is operating globally and its listings are below 20 percent in the US.
Ride-hailing company Lyft has pledged to be donating $1 million to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the span of next four years.
Co-founders Logan Green and John Zimmer released a statement saying, “Banning people of a particular faith or creed, race or identity, sexuality or ethnicity, from entering the U.S. is antithetical to both Lyft’s and our nation’s core values.”
Though Lyft is a distant second to Uber in the US but it has cultivated a more friendly image with its policies like longstanding front-seat riding.
Iranian Oscar Nominee Asghar Farhadi
The Iranian Oscar Nominee Asghar Farhadi has addressed to Trump in a statement on Sunday protesting the immigration ban. It is learned the filmmaker had earlier claimed not to be attending the Oscars scheduled to be held next month in the US.
Farhadi’s movie The Salesman is nominated at the Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film.
He said humiliating one’s nation citing security of another is not a new phenomenon and leads to the groundwork for creation of future divide and enmity.
Meanwhile, protests from several other companies, celebrities, political parties and countries have sparked the world to come together and stand firm against Friday’s executive order of Donald Trump to ban temporarily travelers coming from seven Muslim-majority countries including Iran. Give voice to your views in the below comment box.
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