Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during The Fortune CEO Initiative 2018 Annual Meeting, Monday, June 25, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook is going to critique AMERICAN immigration policy and other issues that trouble him so as not to fall in an “appalling silence.”
Cook described his view as Ceo’s need to protest against the policies of the government during a Monday night presentation at a conference organized by Fortune magazine.. His comments came a week after he condemned the Trump administration since the reverse practice of separating children from parents accused of crossing the border of the u.s. illegally, in an interview with The Irish Times.
As he dodged the politically charged topic, Cook said that he would be thrown into “the appalling silence of the good people category, and this is something that I never want to be.”
Cooks mentioned education, privacy rights, the environment and the rights of man, as the other important things for him and Apple.
Immigration is a sensitive topic, that can also affect Apple’s business, since it is based on a pipeline of employees who come from outside the united states to fill thousands of technical jobs required for the design and the program of the iPhones, Macs, iPads, and other gadgets that have changed in the world’s most valuable company.
Leaders of the other major AMERICAN technology companies that depend heavily on foreign-born programmers have also qualified President Donald Trump ‘ s crackdown on immigration since taking office last year.
Cook has publicly supported one of the Trump administration of the largest initiatives — a major overhaul of the U.S. tax code, and that has lowered the corporate rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.
The package also includes a temporary pause in the lowering of the vat rate on profits brought back from overseas to 15.5 percent. No company benefits from this advantage over Apple, which is to bring back about $250 billion in cash from overseas accounts and funneling a large part of the money to a higher dividend for the shareholders and purchase of treasury stock.