According to CNN, dozens of technology companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Netflix, recently filed a court motion declaring that President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban Muslim travel “violates the immigration laws and the Constitution.”
Amongst the 97 companies are ride-sharing rivals Uber and Lyft, who both have joined the legal fight against Trump’s order. Reports show that the tech giants involved include Etsy, Dropbox, Yelp, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
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The LA Times reported that the companies filed briefs with a federal appellate court saying the Trump executive order hurts their businesses by making it harder to recruit employees. Their reporting also states that the ban would prompt businesses to build operations outside the United States.
The case states, “The beneficiaries are not just the new immigrants who chose to come to our shores, but American businesses, workers and consumers, who gain immense advantages from immigrants’ infusions of talents, energy and opportunity.”