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Apple CEO Tim Cook Urges U.S. Senate to Pass the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act

Apple CEO Tim Cook this week tweeted in support of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, urging the U.S. Senate to move quickly to pass the bipartisan bill, which would eliminate per-country limits on employment-based green cards and increase per-country limits for family-sponsored green cards.


"Immigrants make this country stronger and our economy more dynamic," said Cook. "As a first step toward needed comprehensive reform, I urge the Senate to move quickly to pass the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act. The contributions of these workers are critical to America's future."

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the High-Skilled Immigrants Act in July, but the Senate has so far blocked the bill.

Apple and Cook frequently back pro-immigration legislation. Earlier this month, for example, Cook lent his name to Apple's amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy that protects "Dreamers" from deportation.


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4 weeks ago
Tim Cook always chiming in on US Politics with his ideology, yet can't make a peep about Hong Kong.

Put your money where your mouth is Cook.
Rating: 68 Votes
4 weeks ago
Can someone explain to me why these people are completely incapable of distinguishing between legal immigrants and illegal aliens?

Do they legitimately not know the difference, or do they just pretend because it would conflict with their agenda?

"Immigrants make this country stronger and our economy more dynamic," I agree Tim. Whole heartedly. My family immgirated here from Italy 90+ years ago. Legally. And then assimilated, and built this country into something amazing.

That's altogether different from the people who's first act of entering the U.S. is a crime. And statistically, not the last either.
Rating: 55 Votes
4 weeks ago
Why wouldn't Apple want it ?

Cheap foreign labor.
Rating: 52 Votes
4 weeks ago
Very plainly a plan to brain drain other nations and reduce wages. Shame.
Rating: 39 Votes
4 weeks ago
The picture just needs dollar signs photoshopped into his eyes to be complete.
Rating: 30 Votes
4 weeks ago
'F' that little timmy. I work in IT. When I work in the office it is like little india. I get they want cheap labor, and for those of you who do NOT work in IT, it IS cheap labor. They typically work for 2/3's the hourly rate of US residents which first goes to the consulting/contracting firm and only about 1/2 of that goes to the employee. The rest is the firms pimp fee.

I am generalizing some here but I am doing so based on almost 30 years of IT work being inside the consulting/contracting firms as an internal employee, being pimped out as a consultant, and then working in clients and being involved in the management process of these consultants. So I have seen all sides. But many of these foreign workers live crowded into apartments close to the client site. Most of the times 2 to a bedroom. They typically share one car between the entire group and send most of their money home. Not really contributing much to the local economy. They rarely eat out and instead bring cooked food from home which doesnt support local businesses. And now little timmy wants boat loads more of them coming over.

I sure hope they dont do this.
Rating: 25 Votes
4 weeks ago

Immigrants make this country stronger and our economy more dynamic.


What a vapid statement. Some immigrants make this country stronger, most don’t. I’m not sure what a ‘dynamic’ economy is and neither is Cook. It is a meaningless phrase.

What really baffles me is how a country with free education and welfare can’t produce enough qualified workers. If Tim can’t get enough qualified workers from Americans then we need to end welfare to better incentify Americans.
Rating: 23 Votes
4 weeks ago
I am not American, but I find it hard that out of 300+M Americans, there are still some people with certain skill set that are needed from foreign countries.
Rating: 19 Votes
4 weeks ago


Can someone explain to me why these people are completely incapable of distinguishing between legal immigrants and illegal aliens?

Do they legitimately not know the difference, or do they just pretend because it would conflict with their agenda?

"Immigrants make this country stronger and our economy more dynamic," I agree Tim. Whole heartedly. My family immgirated here from Italy 90+ years ago. Legally. And then assimilated, and built this country into something amazing.

That's altogether different from the people who's first act of entering the U.S. is a crime. And statistically, not the last either.

The measure Tim is supporting here is for legal immigrant workers. Who are "these people" in this story that brought up illegal immigrants at all?
Rating: 18 Votes
4 weeks ago


No, that would take "stupidity," getting involved and inserting himself in another country's politics.

Can you list a handful of other CEOs who have done so?

Look, Tim Cook's a coward. He's happy to "bravely speak up" and transform his gun emojis to squirt guns and banish Alex Jones because doing so is EASY AND TAKES ZERO BRAVERY. When the hard questions and issues come? Crickets.
Rating: 17 Votes

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