But will the tech industry’s stern words by followed with actions?

On Saturday, Elon Musk joined the chorus of tech industry leaders who criticized Donald Trump’s move to prevent citizens of several majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S.

“The blanket entry ban on citizens from certain primarily Muslim countries is not the best way to address the country’s challenges,” Musk said in one tweet, adding in a second that “Many people negatively affected by this policy are strong supporters of the US. They’ve done right, not wrong & don’t deserve to be rejected.”

The blanket entry ban on citizens from certain primarily Muslim countries is not the best way to address the country’s challenges

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2017

Many people negatively affected by this policy are strong supporters of the US. They’ve done right,not wrong & don’t deserve to be rejected.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2017

Musk’s comments followed similar condemnations from Apple CEO Tim Cook and the heads of Google, Facebook and Uber.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was perhaps the most outspoken. “Trump’s actions are hurting Netflix employees around the world, and are so un-American it pains us all,” he said in a Facebook post. “Worse, these actions will make America less safe (through hatred and loss of allies) rather than more safe.”

The big question now is what, if any, concrete actions will follow all of Silicon Valley’s stern words.

Neither Musk nor the other tech leaders have proposed much in the way of alternatives to Trump’s moves, nor any steps to stop him.

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