'Technology Companies' Make A Stand Against Travel Ban; Apple Facebook & Google Included
Feb 07, 2017 12:40 PM EST
The "technology companies" are opposed to President Donald Trump's travel van. Apple, Facebook and Google join with the others in speaking out regarding the said ban.
According to a report in The Hill, there were 97 "technology companies" who filed for a legal brief against the president's recent executive order. The companies that filed the brief include Apple, Facebook and Google. Other companies who also joined were Netflix, Microsoft, Twitter and Uber.
The brief states that the president's order is discriminatory. The Order further states that it will be difficult for these technology companies to hire the best employees. It also will be expensive and the executive order of the president will then hurt the businesses of these companies.
The New York Times reports that the travel ban has been temporarily halted by a lower court on Friday. However, the Trump administration states that they will have the order reinstated. These "technology companies" that signed the brief believe that the executive order will have an effect on their businesses.
The brief which the technology companies signed indicates that America has a significant improvement in the economy because of the immigrants that come and work. It also adds that the people who travel from a familiar place to a totally different one are determined and creative.
Meanwhile, a report in The Washington Post indicates that amazon is not one of those technology companies who signed the brief. Amazon's founder, Jeffrey P. Bezos shares that he supports the lawsuit that is filed by the attorney general of the Washington on the executive order.
However, on Monday an Amazon spokesperson noted that the state's attorney general preferred that the company not join the amicus. The spokesperson further notes that the reason for the company not included is that they are a witness to the original lawsuit. The other "technology companies" are pushing through with the brief.