February 20, 2017. Work & Co has joined a court challenge opposing the Trump Administration’s attempts to restrict immigration and travel to the United States.
We were invited, along with more than 40 leading tech companies, to sign an amicus brief in support of the Darweesh v Trump case (filed in New York court against the January 27 Executive Order).
Work & Co would not exist today without immigrants. More than 50% of us hail from Bangladesh, Brazil, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Poland, Taiwan, Ukraine, and dozens of other countries. Having a global perspective is one of Work & Co’s founding values – it’s essential when building digital products and services that people love to use worldwide.
As soon as an immigration ban was proposed, we committed to three things:
- Preserving each of our team member’s jobs.
- Taking a stand for immigrant rights.
- Continuing to hire great engineers, designers, and strategists from anywhere in the world.
“Although the executive order was initially halted, we’re far from victory,” said Mohan Ramaswamy, Founding Partner at Work & Co. “The proposed ban has already caused lasting damage to morale and recruitment for the tech community. We are prepared to fight against any anti-immigration or anti-diversity initiatives. Immigrants aren’t a threat to our country – on the contrary, this is the very group that’s largely responsible for driving innovation and growth for US businesses.”