Yesterday, nearly 100 companies filed legal documents that go against President Trump’s immigration executive order banning individuals from “terror-prone” countries from entering the country. But the companies are not doing this because it is morally wrong. The filing illustrates that Trump’s executive order is affecting their business.
“The Order represents a significant departure from the principles of fairness and predictability that have governed the immigration system of the United States for more than fifty years,” the legal document explains. “And the Order inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation, and growth as a result.”
The brief continues by saying, “The Order makes it more difficult and expensive for U.S. companies to recruit, hire, and retain some of the world’s best employees. It disrupts ongoing business operations. And it threatens companies’ ability to attract talent, business, and investment to the United States.”
Major tech companies signed this legal order including Facebook, Google, Netflix, Twitter, PayPal, Airbnb, and among many others. But, tech companies were not the only businesses involved in this legal document. Even Levi’s and Warby Parker also filed a legal brief opposing President Trump’s immigration ban.
Donald Trump’s Executive Order
On Saturday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco denied Trump’s administration’s request for an immediate stay of the federal judge’s temporary order that stopped important parts of immigration ban. However, the court says they will reassess the immigration ban after the government delivers more information regarding the executive order.
It is important to note that Amazon and SpaceX are not on the list. Unlike, Uber’s CEO who stepped down from Trump’s economic advisor team following a #DeleteUber backlash. Elon Musk argued that by having a dialog with Trump is the best way to accomplish his goals “to help make humanity a multi-planet civilization.”