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Since the creation of President Trump’s executive order immigration ban, the tech industry has begun to take stands on more political issues. A brief signed by nearly 130 companies was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Among these companies were Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Tesla, Uber, Intel, and Google.

Though the root of these appeals have been based in the companies’ employees, executives are increasingly choosing to be involved in these controversies, motivated to defend their company ideals and their abilities to attract skilled foreign workers. The brief claims the order “violates the immigration laws and the Constitution” and “hinders the ability of American companies to attract great talent; increases costs imposed on business; makes it more difficult for American firms to compete in the international marketplace; and gives global enterprises a new, significant incentive to build operations — and hire new employees — outside the United States.”

Read more here. View the full text of the brief below.

 

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