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The heads of Oregon's two largest companies speak out against ban on immigrants from predominantly-Muslim countries

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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - The CEOs of Nike and Intel, Oregon's largest companies, have spoken out against recent immigration bans by President Donald Trump. The companies both have employees impacted by the immigration freeze.The CEOs of Washington County's three largest companies have denounced recent immigration bans by President Donald Trump, which have stopped people from a handful of predominantly Muslim countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa from visiting the United States.

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich wrote in a memo to Intel staff on Sunday that his company does not support the policy, joining a growing list of large companies in Oregon to denounce the measure.

"I have heard from many of you and share your concern over the recent executive order and want you to know it is not a policy we can support," Krzanich wrote to employees over the weekend.

The statement came in response to a presidential executive order issued Jan. 27, which suspended citizens from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States for three months, halted the admission of Syrian refugees indefinitely and barred refugees from other countries from the country for 120 days.



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