(Letter from SAP CEO Bill McDermott to 84,000 SAP employees worldwide after last week's immigration Executive Orders from President Trump, here and here. Based in Germany, SAP has around 20,000 US workers, including 3,000 at its Newtown Square headquarters. See also this post)

To all SAP employees worldwide
Dear colleagues,

Many of you have asked about the new immigration policies recently announced in the United States. I thought it might be helpful to simply share with you what we have said directly to our colleagues who are affected.

In summary: every single one of us, all 84,000 people of SAP, will always stand up for each other. We will protect each other's human rights and reject any attempt to discriminate on any basis.

As a proud citizen of the United States, I believe in its beautiful civic and cultural fabric, undeniably stitched together by immigrants from every corner of the world.

America will find its way back to its original identity – a dream built on opportunity and equality for all.

If you're scared, stay strong. If you're frustrated, stay active. If you have questions, Stefan and our entire HR team are on alert to support you.

To all our nervous families wondering about your place in the world, we are always in your corner. You are exactly where you belong and we are so proud to call you neighbors, colleagues and friends.

Very best regards, Bill