120 US companies file amicus brief opposing Trump’s Muslim ban

❝ Apple, Google and Microsoft joined a list of 120 technology companies in signing an amicus brief on Sunday opposing President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, saying the temporary ban “inflicts significant harm on American business.”

Filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in support of a lawsuit from Minnesota and Washington states, the brief boasts signatories mainly from the tech realm, including the likes of Facebook, eBay, Microsoft, Netflix, Intel, Twitter and Uber…Consumer goods companies like Levi Strauss and Chobani also backed the filing.

❝ …Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos are already backing the originating lawsuit lodged by Washington state’s attorney general. The suit, which on Friday resulted in a temporary restraining order against Trump’s ban, survived an attempted emergency stay initiated by the Department of Justice over the weekend…

❝ “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 stated. “The Order inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation, and growth as a result.”

The companies go on to note immigrants or their children founded more than 200 companies — tech or non-tech —currently listed on the Fortune 500 list. Apple itself was co-founded by Steve Jobs, the son of a Syrian immigrant.

Lots of mainline old American firms missing from this one. If everyone stood up to be counted against all the issues already uniting millions of Americans opposed to Trump’s proto-fascist claptrap – we’d be guaranteed removal of his Congressional flunkies by mid-term and the so-called president in four years.

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