97 Tech Firms File Brief Challenging Trump’s Immigration Ban
Samuel Wan / 4 years ago
Over the past week, President Trump has been facing intense backlash from the tech industry over his controversial executive order halting immigration from 7 countries. Washington state filed a lawsuit joined by Microsoft challenging the executive order on constitutional grounds. Since the order has been halted on a judicial emergency stay, the issue has moved up to the 9th circuit court of appeals where 97 tech firms have filed a legal brief opposing the executive order.
Of course, Microsoft has signed on but there are also many other companies that have joined in the legal challenge. Some notable firms include, Apple, Intel, Box, Dropbox, eBay, Facebook, GitHub, Google, Mozilla, Netflix and Twitter. For some reason, Levi Strauss, though not a tech firm, has also joined in on this brief as well. These firms join other various companies and organizations that have also joined the legal battle.
Notable companies that are missing are Qualcomm, AMD, Nvidia as well as the usual big name OEMs. While Nvidia has remained silent on the issue, AMD has released a statement against the executive order.While the appeals court has initially denied lifting the emergency stay, it is set to rule more conclusively on the issue this week. Perhaps these firms will join in at a later date.