Microsoft asks Trump administration for travel ban exceptions

February 3, 2017

Via: CIO

Microsoft today asked the U.S. government to create a mechanism for granting exemptions to last week’s executive order on immigration that would meet “the pressing needs of real people,” including scores of company employees and their families.

In the letter to the heads of the Department of State and Department of Homeland Security, Brad Smith, Microsoft’s chief legal officer, asked for exemptions that would apply to people with non-immigrant work visas, student visas or family members. The exceptions would let them come to and go from the U.S. for business trips and family emergencies, those trips not to exceed two weeks.

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