In addition to stationing it's engineers at HBCUs across the country, Google's VP Nancy Lee announced that the company also plans to spend $150 million on program that allow women and minorities more access to the company. They're also expanding their recruitment pool to include more high schools and HBCU students. [Black Enterprise]

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Google, Apple and Microsoft are amongst the dozens of tech companies that have taken a stand against Trump’s executive order. 

Mariya Moseley
Feb, 06, 2017

According to CNN, dozens of technology companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Netflix, recently filed a court motion declaring that President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban Muslim travel "violates the immigration laws and the Constitution.”

Amongst the 97 companies are ride-sharing rivals Uber and Lyft, who both have joined the legal fight against Trump’s order. Reports show that the tech giants involved include Etsy, Dropbox, Yelp, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

This motion is amongst much backlash that the new administration has received for Trump's executive order, which prohibits refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

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The LA Times reported that the companies filed briefs with a federal appellate court saying the Trump executive order hurts their businesses by making it harder to recruit employees. Their reporting also states that the ban would prompt businesses to build operations outside the United States.

 

The case states, “The beneficiaries are not just the new immigrants who chose to come to our shores, but American businesses, workers and consumers, who gain immense advantages from immigrants’ infusions of talents, energy and opportunity.”