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Top Indian American lawmakers feel that the new travel ban does not keep US safe

The revised travel ban still does not make a difference in justifying the ban and surely does not keep US safe as per the Indian American representatives

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Washington, March 8, 2017: Top Indian Lawmakers said, the new revised executive order, the new travel ban, temporarily banning entry of people from six Muslim majority nations into the United States, excluding Iraq from the list, “does not make us safe.”

“Make no mistake: this ban does not keep us safe. It puts American lives at risk while isolating the Muslim community at a time when we need to address the threat of homegrown extremism. No matter the changes, this executive action remains immoral and fundamentally un-American,” California Senator Kamala Harris said.

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Harris, the first Indian American US Senator said, “While I welcome the decision to omit Iraq from the list of banned countries, the President still has an obligation to provide evidence of a national security threat posed by immigrants and refugees from the remaining six countries.’

She added,” Omitting one nation from this list does not terminate the need to provide the Americans with meaningful evidence in support of this ban. The White House failed to provide actual explanation and justification based on facts despite having more than a month.”

Jayapal, one of the four Indian American who recently joined Harris in the House of Representatives, others including Ami Bera, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Ro Khanna, is the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the House.

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Jayapal said that Trump has been forced to accept that his original travel ban was not only unconstitutional but also ineptly executed. “The new order recognizes that we must honor the visas of those who already have been given clearance to come to the United States, as well as excludes legal permanent residents and dual citizens affected by the ban,” she said.

“Excluding Iraq is another clear sign that such a ban would hurt our coalition efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. In the first place, nationwide protests and the Court should not have been necessary to stop such orders”

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The president was “irresponsible” in “throwing” the country into chaos and putting fear in the hearts of millions of families, she added.

Prepared By Nikita Saraf, Twitter: @niki_saraf

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Apple Moves up in The List of Top-Rated Employers

Facebook investors have increased pressure on Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down after a New York Times investigation suggested that the social network hired a Republican-owned political consulting and PR firm that "dug up dirt on its competitors"

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Facebook no longer best place to work in US, Apple gains ground.

Hit by users’ data scandals amid falling stocks this year, Facebook has lost the tag of best place to work in the US while Apple has moved up in the list of top-rated employers.

According to the leading job website Glassdoor’s annual “100 Best Places to Work in the US” list that came out on Wednesday, Boston-based management consulting firm Bain & Co. has been ranked No 1.

Facebook is now ranked No 7 — scoring 4.5 out of a perfect 5.

Apple moved up from No 84 to 71 with a score of 4.3. Microsoft moved up from No 39 to 34 as its score dropped from 4.4 to 4.3.

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, however, is at sixth place with a score of 4.5, read the information on the Glassdoor website.

While Facebook was the best place to work in America last year, Cupertino-based tech giant Apple had tumbled to number 84 in 2017 from its 36th position in 2016.

Amazon didn’t even make it to the list, with an award score of 4.1, just outside of the top 100.

Apple, on the other hand, moved up in the ranking, from No. 84 to 71, though it maintained the same score of 4.3. Microsoft moved up in ranking from No. 39 to 34 on the list although their award score dropped from 4.4 to 4.3. Google was 8th while Salesforce came 11th.

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The Top-100 list by Glassdoor is for large organisations or those with at least 1,000 employees.

The Glassdoor list came at a time when media reports said several Facebook employees are looking for better opportunities as scrutiny of the company’s conduct rises following several cases of data leak and as its stock price take a beating.

According to a CNBC report earlier this week, Facebook employees are contacting former colleagues to look for jobs outside the company.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal last month citing an internal survey at Facebook, just over half of Facebook employees (52 per cent) said they were optimistic about the future of the social networking platform — down by 32 per cent last year.

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Only 53 per cent of Facebook employees said the company was making the world better, which is 19 per cent lower than last year.

According to the report, Facebook’s “difficult year is taking a toll on employee morale, with several key measures of internal sentiment taking a sharp turn for the worse over the past year”.

Facebook investors have increased pressure on Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to step down after a New York Times investigation suggested that the social network hired a Republican-owned political consulting and PR firm that “dug up dirt on its competitors”.

Zuckerberg, however, has refused to quit. (IANS)