U.S. Tech Firms File Legal Brief Opposing Trump's Travel Ban

By Mario Solis Marich


Nearly 100 companies against Trump's temporary travel ban

Nearly 100 companies, including Apple (AAPL.O), Google (GOOGL.O) and Microsoft (MSFT.O), banded together on Sunday to file a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban, arguing that it "inflicts significant harm on American business." Trump's executive order of Jan. 27, the most contentious policy move of his first two weeks in office, faces crucial legal hurdles. A federal judge in Seattle on Friday blocked the move, and the Trump administration has a deadline on Monday to justify the action, which temporarily barred entry to the United States by people from seven mostly Muslim countries, as well as suspending the U.S. refugee program.
"The Order represents a significant departure from the principles of fairness and predictability that have governed the immigration system of the United States for more than fifty years," the brief from the companies stated.
"The Order inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation, and growth as a result," it added.

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