Much to my delight, Linden Lab released a statement regarding Trump’s Immigration policy yesterday;
LINDEN LAB STATEMENT ON TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IMMIGRATION
2017-02-02 00:00:00 UTC
We at Linden Lab are extremely disappointed in and adamantly opposed to Trump’s recent executive order on immigration. We reject racism, intolerance, and xenophobia.
We are proud to include immigrants among our leadership, colleagues, and customers, as well as our families, friends, and communities. We value diversity, compassion, and understanding, and we are proud that our products enable people to come together and form meaningful connections regardless of differences in their offline lives.
Trump’s order is counter to what we value and antithetical to American ideals. We join the many voices calling on the US government to remove this restriction as quickly as possible and to refrain from imposing additional barriers that threaten opportunities for immigrants, under-represented minorities, and women.
Well done Linden Lab.
Yaaa Lab! Also rebloged this.
I suspect the news you are seeing in Europe is highly distorted. I also suspect you haven’t bothered to read the actual wording of the Executive Order (EO – It is online). Some facts to think about:
7 majority Muslim countries identified by the Obama administration that have no effective government or way for us to check one of their citizen’s backgrounds have their citizens being held up for 3 months by Trump’s vetting restrictions, while we build a way to vet these people. People in those countries whether Christians, Muslims, or any other faith are all being held up. It is a by country ban, not a religious ban.
Also, it isn’t a ban. People coming from these countries are being slowed down but citizens from the 7 countries with green cards and military pass holders are now cleared and coming in without delay. Starting out they screwed that up. But, got it fixed. Others that have to be vetted are being delayed 2 to 3 days (or longer, depending on how hard it is to find out who they are) and then allowed in. Only those that cannot be vetted or have extremist connections are being kept out.
It should be obvious the EO is not targeting Muslims as majority Muslim counties with numerous terrorists are not on the list. But, those countries; Egypt, Pakistan, India, Saudi, Jordan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Indonesia, and others all have working governments that can prove background checks. It isn’t about religion. It is about the country you are coming from and whether it has a working government.
Please explain why those wanting to kill Europeans and Americans should be allowed to come into those countries?
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Jo Yardley said:
You’re wrong in pretty much every part of your comment.
You suspect European news is highly distorted, I KNOW the news you see is more than just distorted, it is false and incomplete.
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