Tech firms join together to file legal brief against Trump's immigration ban

Tech firms join together to file legal brief against Trump's immigration ban
One thing you can say about Donald Trump. The 45th U.S. president has managed to unite several rival tech firms that normally couldn't agree on where to go for lunch. On Sunday, tech companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Twitter, Intel, eBay and Facebook got together to file a legal brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. The brief takes a position against President Trump's temporary immigration ban.

Sunday morning, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit refused to reverse a federal judge's ruling that blocked the president's executive order that called for the ban. Those challenging the executive order were asked to file written arguments by 4am Eastern Time on Monday.

Essentially an amicus curiae, or "Friend of the Court" brief, the filing by the tech companies opposes Trump's immigration ban that temporarily blocks immigrants from entering the U.S. if they are from one of seven countries. The well-known tech firms are telling the court that the ban "inflicts significant harm on American business."


Some non-tech firms also signed the legal brief including jeans maker Levi Strauss.

source: Reuters

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64 Comments

5. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

America is soon full of Mohammeds. Congratz.

6. dadip68

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

The ban was in place for places where ISIS has a lot of fighters and the government's are almost destroyed so you can't vet these people or a country like Iran who has been attacking and has taken American's hostage.

7. dadip68

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 30, 2016

Unfortunately, an idiot would believe that it's a Muslim ban. I have Muslim friends from Egypt and Tunisia who agree with the ban because they actually want to live. Until extreme vetting can prove that these immigrants aren't hidden terrorist. A ban is needed.

12. Macready

Posts: 1830; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Nonsense. The ban is valid for VISA holders who already went through extreme vetting that involves background checks done by 10 different agencies and organizations. If you're currently VISA holder in the US, you can't visit family in Iran if it holds place.,because you wouldn't be able to return to wife and kids in the US. Guess what such measurements do: create faux feelings of safety or hate that can lead to the opposite. The extreme vetting was introduced to cover this. If you can't trust that, you can't trust anyone from any country. Risks come from all directions. In fact, more so from US born people killing each other.

50. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

The extreme vetting is still not extreme enuf. Thats said i agree current visa and greencard holder should not be blocked thats was a mistake. for the rest i am 100% on Trump side.

77. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Such a general ban does more harm than good. If you are capable of thinking which angle would you spin it as a positive. From a PR perspective, its show the world that US is an intolerable country. From a military perspective, it give ammunition to terrorist saying they are right all along, US is the enemy of Islam. From a internal security perspective, banning those muslim that has zero attack incident but not banning countries that has done the terrorist attacks are illogical From the economical stand point, green card holder are talents that keep US technological sector on the cutting edge. That's why every tech companies is challenging the ban. There so many negative with no positive upside to this general ban. Prove to me Trump is not the smart businessman he claim to be.

83. audibot

Posts: 678; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

actually during the vetting these people can do what they like with countries that have no real gov and people with no docs its pointless this is just left tardes screaming about how they lost the same thing was done years ago for iraq yet non of you left tards screamed about that, i am a immigrant with a green card and i will tell you this if isis and others are willing to kill them selves then they will wait 2 years to get in to the us and spread like cancer then superbowl 53 we will see a big boom and you will see that you put your political views above 10's of thousands of lives,

82. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

And you know. Ignorant people like you will think that it isn't even though it is a Muslim ban. But hey. The others are the idiots. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-muslim-ban-rudy-giuliani-how-legally-create-islam-us-immigration-entry-visa-new-york-a7552751.html

81. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Taking hostages was a bad action that extremists did at the beginning of revolution, and they were not people. Iran never attacked a country. ISIS is not here honey, ISIS is result of American strategy plus money from a specific country in the Persian gulf that has nine eleven in his work book. 13 out of 15 were from that country. but why uncle Donald didn't say a word about them? why he didn't ban them? he has his own reasons: rich dollars from sheikhs. history has shows that Iranians adapted very well into American society. BTW friend, the government has not destroyed yet and i loved that scene when trump punched Vince McMahon in face.

20. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

We should all leave the United States because we are all immigrants. Give the land back to the Indians. They are the rightful owners and the only true Americans.

85. audibot

Posts: 678; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

indians where immigrants as well fool think about it, also times back then did not call for death to americans or western life

41. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Yeah tech giant dont want to pay a software engineer 100k usd when they can import one and pay him 50k usd. You dumb ppl dont see thats but okay.

54. willard12 unregistered

I'm sure the immigrant CEO of Microsoft and the son of a Syrian immigrant and Apple founder, Steve Jobs, needs a well-written genius such as you to explain what the rest of us idiots don't see. Bottom line, you're perfectly fine with the immigrants that Donald Trump marries.

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