Innovator Elon Musk pledges on Sunday to seek a consensus among business executives appointed as the new economic advisory board to advise President Trump on the needed changes to the immigration ban that was imposed recently. Trump was appointed in December to a Trump advisory council. He said that he would seek a consensus regarding specific amendments and will be presenting it to the president.
According to Musk, many people have been negatively affected by the policy who are strong supporters of U.S. Musk said that these people have done right and not wrong and they do not deserve to be rejected. The SpaceX and Tesla Motors CEO is part of a team of tech executives who have denounced Trump’s immigration policy. Executives from Microsoft, Google, Netflix, Airbnb, Apple, Uber and Lyft had also spoken out.
Other business leaders are still silent on the issue. Representatives for General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Exxon Mobile had refused to comment on the immigration policy. A Cleveland Clinic doctor who was born in Saudi Arabia and has a Sudanese passport was denied access to the U.S. upon returning from an overseas trip and was forced to return to Saudi Arabia.
Eileen Sheil CEO of Cleveland Clinic stated in an email that since the issue broke, they have been focused on the clinic’s employee who was denied access to the U.S. and is currently trying to get her back. Cosgrove, the organization’s CEO is currently under consideration for the position of Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs in a report by USA Today.
Elon Musk had joined other tech executives about the order. The blanket entry ban on citizens from primarily Muslim countries is not the best way to address the country’s challenges according to Musk. He said that he would like to make the policy better. Musk later on called on the people to give him suggestions to improve the policy as reported by Gizmodo.