Starbucks Has Promised to Hire 10,000 Refugees After Trump’s Travel Ban

The coffee chain's CEO Howard Schultz has joined public figures across the world in condemning Trump’s temporary ban on refugees from entering the US.
Phoebe Hurst
London, GB
January 30, 2017, 2:00pm

Since Trump signed an executive order on Friday, temporarily barring refugees and people from seven majority Muslim countries from entering the US, outrage has reverberated across the world. Protesters gathered at US airports over the weekend and federal judge Ann Donnelly was praised for blocking Trump's order to save a Syrian refugee from deportation. In the UK, a petition to stop the President's scheduled visit has already received over 1 million signatures.


The chief executive of Starbucks has also added his voice the international condemnation of Trump's travel ban. In a strongly worded message published on the Starbucks website yesterday to all partners and employees, Howard Schultz said that the company would "neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new Administration's actions grows with each passing day."

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