Following Donald Trump’s immigration ban, Starbucks will provide free legal advice to their employees and their families who are affected by Trump’s executive order.
The company explained that they are partnering with Ernst & Young to “help navigate immigration issues and get answers in these uncertain times.”
“If you are a partner or a family member and you have questions about immigration travel restrictions or how the Executive Order and any related actions may otherwise impact you, please access this legal support guidance,” The Hill reports.
Last month, Donald Trump followed through with his campaign promise by signing an executive order that banned Syrian refugees from entering the country. According to the executive order, no Syrians are allowed to enter the United States. Also, for the next three months, residents from “terror-prone” (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia) countries will not be allowed to enter the U.S.
This news comes after Starbucks vowed to hire 10,000 refugees affected by the Immigration ban. Starbucks’ CEO said in a statement, “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.”
Schultz’s harsh stance against Trump’s immigration ban was fought back by Trump supporters on social media. As a result, #BoycottStarbucks quickly went viral.
Starbucks is not the only company fighting back against Trump’s executive order. Last month, Mark Zuckerberg argued on Facebook that the executive order is against American values. “We should keep our doors open to refugees and those who need help. That’s who we are.”
Companies are stepping up and stand up to Donald Trump’s immigration ban. On Monday, nearly 100 companies filed a legal brief against Trump’s immigration ban. Facebook, Google, Apple, and many others argued the new legislation “inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation, and growth as a result.”