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Levi’s CEO Speaks Out on Immigration Ban

Levi’s continues to serve as an industry example for the proper treatment of employees.

After a slew of sustainability efforts landing the denim brand recognition across categories, the company denounced Trump’s immigration and travel ban from seven majority Muslim countries.

Levi’s is one of 100 businesses that signed on to a filing presented to federal appeals court earlier this month. The filing underscores the importance of immigrants in the US, and how the ban could ultimately hurt companies.

“Any policy that seeks to restrict or limit immigration based on race, nationality or religion is antithetical to what we believe as a company,” wrote Chip Bergh, Levi’s CEO.

The inclusion statement was made after continued efforts by Levi’s to make the company (and the world) a better place. Those efforts include landing on the List of Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality, as well as requesting gun owners to leave their firearms at home.

“We have been a strong voice for inclusion, diversity and giving everyone an opportunity to achieve their fullest potential at LS&Co. regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or religious preference,” Bergh told employees. “We know, deep in our soul, that diversity of all kinds is good for business and that a diverse organization will outperform a homogeneous one every time.”

While a federal judge put a hold on the legislation, the president vowed to continue to push it forward.