Earlier today, the United States government began disallowing citizens of seven countries – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen – from entering or re-entering the U.S.
Though there remains a great deal of uncertainty about the breadth and details of this new policy, reports suggest that the ban may apply to permanent residents holding valid green cards and to non-American citizens who hold dual citizenship in one of the prohibited countries (e.g., a dual citizen of France and Iran).
AppNexus strongly opposes this new policy. We respectfully ask that President Trump reverse this measure and that Congress work with him to do so.
The policy is ethically offensive and potentially disruptive to global businesses like AppNexus. It violates the open spirit and inclusive ethos of our company. And I personally believe that it betrays the fair-minded and generous values that most Americans share.
This is a matter that transcends partisan politics. It is about holding true to our core values. We hope that the president and Congress will work for a swift resolution.
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