Apple, Google, Netflix & 94 Other Companies File Brief Against Trump's Muslim Ban
Nearly 100 companies have joined together to file a legal brief against Donald Trump's executive order.
In a report from Bloomberg, 97 companies filed the brief this past Sunday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, with the statement emphasizing the importance of immigrants in the economy and society.
Among the 97 companies listed include: Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Kickstarter, Airbnb, Uber, Lyft, eBay, Etsy, Indiegogo, Intel, PayPal, Pinterest, Reddit, Microsoft, Wikipedia and Yelp.
The brief reads as follows:
"Immigrants make many of the Nation's greatest discoveries, and create some of the country's most innovative and iconic companies. Immigrants are among our leading entrepreneurs, politicians, artists, and philanthropists. The experience and energy of people who come to our country to seek a better life for themselves and their children — to pursue the 'American Dream' — are woven throughout the social,political, and economic fabric of the Nation.
For decades, stable U.S. immigration policy has embodied the principles that we are a people descended from immigrants, that we welcome new immigrants,and that we provide a home for refugees seeking protection. America has long recognized the importance of protecting ourselves against those who would do us harm. But it has done so while maintaining our fundamental commitment to welcoming immigrants — through increased background checks and other controls on people seeking to enter our country."
Trump's executive order restricting all Muslims from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from entering into the United States, has caused controversy and outrage not only in the country but across the world, with a number of protests being done in opposition to the legislation.
Some of those protests have led certain business owners to cut their ties with Trump, with one of the most recent being Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, who left Trump's business advisory council shortly after the the #DeleteUber protest went viral.