Apple CEO likely to talk immigration, encryption at White House: report

Apple CEO likely to talk immigration, encryption at White House: report
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Apple CEO Tim Cook will likely address issues such as immigration and encryption Monday during his White House meeting for “Technology Week,” Axios reported.  

About 18 CEOs — also including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — and two dozen more business experts are expected to attend the event and help offer insight about how the government’s information technology systems could be updated and modernized.

Cook is reportedly slated to attend a session called “H-1B/immigration.”

Cook has been a longtime advocate of the merits and economic value immigrants provide for the American economy, contrasting largely with President Trump and some of his top adviser’s views that immigrants are taking jobs from American workers and hurting the economy. 

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The Apple CEO is also a strong supporter of technology encryption.

Following the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings in December 2015, Cook refused to provide the FBI with a backdoor encryption to open the terrorists’ iPhones. Cook argued that if he provided this opening, it would compromise customer's privacy and security and create a precedent.

Trump had urged people to boycott Apple at the time, pointing to Cook’s lack of cooperation with the investigation.

Cook also is expected to bring up ways to improve how veterans receive medical care as well as human rights both in the U.S. and abroad.

Jared Kushner's Office of American Innovation organized these tech meetings.

Trump and Vice President Pence are expected to pop by the working sessions.

Kushner, his wife, Ivanka Trump, and many of President Trump's top aides like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney are expected to attend.