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Starbucks boss Howard Schultz has said his company would [employer / employ] 10,000 refugees over the [next / past] five years. Mr Schultz is the CEO of the international coffee shop [drain / chain] . He is very unhappy with President Donald Trump's new [ban / bin] on the citizens of seven Middle Eastern and North African countries. Schultz said his promise was, "a [concerted / concerto] effort to welcome and [sleek / seek] opportunities for those fleeing war, [violence / violent] , persecution and discrimination". He added: "There are more than 65 million citizens of the world [recognition / recognized] as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of [them / they] over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks [does / doing] business."

Many people are [angrily / angry] at Mr Schultz's plans. Trump supporters have asked people to [coyote / boycott] Starbucks coffee shops. They say that Mr Schultz should be [doing / done] more to help the 40,000 unemployed [military / militarily] veterans in the USA instead [as / of] refugees. Starbucks said it has already hired 8,800 of the 10,000 veterans it [promising / promised] to hire in 2013 by 2018. Trump supporters have also asked consumers to [quit / quite] quit doing business with other companies who are [critical / critic] of the President, like Macy’s and Amazon. On the [oppose / opposite] side, opponents of Mr. Trump have started the [hashtag / asterisk] #GrabYourWallet. This encourages consumers to avoid doing business with companies that have supported Mr Trump or have business links [to / of] him.

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