by Justin Udo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Comcast tech employees in Philadelphia protested in solidarity with the people from countries most effected by President Trump’s recent immigration order.READ MORE: Guarded Beaches Coming To Cape May This Memorial Day Weekend
On Thursday afternoon, more than a thousand tech workers marched from the Comcast Building in Center City to City Hall, in an effort to stand against what’s known as the “Muslim ban.”
“Immigrants basically contribute a lot to the tech sector. What we’re doing right now is preventing people from coming in, we’re potentially taking away a lot of the talent that has been working in the U.S.,” said Bobby Wren, an immigrant and tech worker.READ MORE: Police: 19-Year-Old On Dirt Bike Charged In Hit-And-Run That Killed Teen On Skateboard In Kensington
He says he could not just stand in silence as many of his potential colleagues are denied access to the United States.
“Without being able to be here, the U.S. would lose out on a lot of technology and people like me would also lose a lot of the opportunities that I now have, because I’m able to work in the U.S.,” said Wren.MORE NEWS: Ray Liotta, 'Goodfellas And 'Field Of Dreams' Star, Dies At 67
Tech workers at Comcast offices across the country, including California and Washington D.C., also marched in solidarity to protest the immigration order.