Disney Cancels Layoffs After Backlash

Disney CEO Bob Iger (AP)

Disney, a top financial backer of the Democratic Party and parent company of ABC News, has been under fire for its decision to lay off hundreds of tech workers, and then compelling those fired workers to train their foreign replacements.

The company is clearly feeling some pressure, as evidence by their decision to abruptly cancel a separate round of layoffs, and get rid of the foreign replacement workers, possibly denying them a shot at the American Dream:

No Way to Treat an Ally

Ajmal with Robert Gates, then the secretary of defense.

Ten years ago, Ajmal Faqiri wanted to help bring democracy to his home country of Afghanistan. Today, as a recent immigrant living in Maryland, Faqiri’s dreams are much more modest. He hopes that this month he will not be evicted, that his heat will work, and that he will be able to afford groceries for his family.

Last year, 3,500 at-risk Afghan allies and their families sought refuge in the United States. Many of them, like Faqiri, face enormous struggles as they try to rebuild their lives with limited support from the U.S. government and federally funded aid groups.