Monday, February 6, 2017

Tech Companies Oppose Muslim Ban In Court

A brief filed yesterday by 97 major companies with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco claims that the Muslim travel ban imposed by demagogue and popular vote loser Donald "Rump" Trump would impose "significant harm on American business." The companies include some of America's largest and most influential, including Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Intel, Levi Strauss, eBay and Netflix. In part the brief states,
"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 Order inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation, and growth as a result...Immigrants or their children founded more than 200 of the companies on the Fortune 500 list."
This afternoon is the deadline imposed by the Court for the Justice Department to file a brief justifying Rump's hastily conceived order. The Court had previously denied the Justice Department's request for an emergency stay of the order by District Court Judge James Robart to lift the travel ban nationwide, allowing those with valid visas to resume their travel this past weekend.

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