Our Thoughts on President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
For generations, the United States has been recognized at home and abroad as a beacon of hope and the land of opportunity. The American Dream is more than a birthright of natural-born citizens. It is the enduring promise that with hard work, dedication, and sacrifice, a better life is possible here for anyone. In every era of American history, new groups of immigrants have come to this land to contribute to that beautiful dream and build a better nation.
And contribute they did. From Andrew Carnegie and Albert Einstein to Elon Musk, Indra Nooyi, and countless others, immigrants and refugees have powered American innovation, built companies, and helped create the greatest economy on Earth.
At Hired, we firmly believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are requirements for innovation, and we stand by the truth that diversity is a pillar of humanity. Along with two of Hired’s three founders, I am also an immigrant to this country, and know firsthand that America is better when we include rather than exclude.
Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order threatening our company and country’s value of inclusion by barring refugees, immigrants, and visa holders from entering the U.S. It is painful to see the impact of this executive order on our colleagues, friends, loved ones and users. It is more painful still to recognize that our nation, who once welcomed and defended the oppressed, has turned its back and closed its doors on those in need. We have gone from beacon to bully.
Hired refuses to stand idly by and allow for this violation of American values to go unchecked. We disavow these actions. For those impacted, know that we stand in solidarity with you.
We want to show our commitment and support through action. We are matching 100% of employee cash donations up to a total of $20,000 to the ACLU, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps and other organizations that work with immigrants to encourage their ongoing work in defending the silenced. We’re in active conversations with these organizations about how we can further aid their efforts and will keep this post updated with new information.