U.S. Executive Order on Immigration

Steve Smith

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As I reflect on my upcoming 10-year anniversary at Equinix, the most rewarding aspect of my experience has been our people.

I have taken great pride in being a part of such an amazing group. Together as one team, we have begun to make an indelible mark on the world. And we’ve done this by drawing from a truly global set of backgrounds, perspectives and values. This includes invaluable contributions from thousands of employees who live and work in a different country than where they were born.

Without this diverse team, Equinix wouldn’t succeed.

Perhaps there’s never been a more important time to note this truth, as many of our employees are learning about a new presidential order in the United States. Last week, the U.S. administration moved to temporarily ban immigrants and visitors from seven countries from entering the U.S.

This order has generated a lot of concern among many of us, including many immigrants working in the United States. Our current assessment is that we do not appear to have any employees who are directly impacted by this policy. However, we’re taking every effort to monitor this situation very closely. We’re also offering legal, HR and logistical aide to any employees, if the need should arise.

In the meantime, rest assured that Equinix is a place where every employee belongs. The contributions of our diverse employee population will remain absolutely crucial enablers of our success at Equinix. We will continue to advocate for thoughtful, ethical immigration policies around the world, and we will continue to work to assist our people.

–Steve Smith, CEO, Equinix