Starbucks Plan to Hire Refugees

Shane Bassett, Ranger Review Reporter



Roughly two weeks ago, President Trump proposed a bill. To be specific, it was a bill on banning immigration. Just like everything Trump does, this has created an uproar across the country. Some people fully support Trump’s proposal, while others despise Trump for trying to keep immigrants out of the country. Well, someone else has responded to this as well. That ‘someone’ would be Starbucks; and they vowed to hire 10,000 refugees.


“Starbucks could also just be trying to be generous to the refugees, but also it could be to go out against Trump banning Muslims.” Says Zack Heare 9.


“We will neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new administration’s actions grows with each passing day,” said the CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz.


This was a very bold move for Starbucks. They are speaking out against President Trump and his new immigration ban proposal. It appears that Starbucks refuses to remain in the shadows and let this pass by. Instead, they stepped into the light and are taking a stand. Better yet, a big Trump protest group called “The Trump train” wrote a tweet on the popular social media site, Twitter.


“Instead of hiring 10,000 american veterans #Starbucks has decided to hire 10,000 ‘refugees’. Calling on all Americans to #BoycottStarbucks!” Said “The Trump Train”.


From a company as big as Starbucks, this is big. Their statement could possibly  be the foundation of a potentially huge change. However, it’s possible that this may do nothing to affect the proposed ban.


“Honestly, I think it would just be a minor change. Nothing big of a change.” Says Heare.


With a big company making a big statement, there may be a big movement, and with a big movement, people will follow. It’s perhaps possible that Starbucks may create a following that will grab other companies attention. Companies and organizations may make similar statements and vows.


“I believe some people might, just to bandwagon. If Starbucks is doing it, we might as well do it. It doesn’t have to be tomorrow or next week, but eventually, it will catch on.” Heare said.


After all of these protests and the released statements from sources such as Starbucks, it’s possible a vote may be created to impose the immigration ban.


“I think that it’s going to be a slim chance because Donald Trump really stated that he’s clear on keeping the Muslims out.” Heare says.
President Trump has made his statement, and Starbucks has made theirs. A feud that may stand against the test of time. Well, test of short time to be more accurate. The question that still remains however, is will Starbucks be part of a major change, or will the ban be here to stay?