Businesses v. Trump — Apple, Twitter, Facebook, & Over 90 Other Companies Join Fight Against Travel Ban

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They’re giving him the business!

From nationwide protests to federal lawsuits, Donald Trump is getting a lot of backlash over his immigrant ban.

But now, it looks like the bronzed businessman will have to deal with a firestorm on his own turf — as he’s been hit by the biggest companies in America!

A total of 97 companies — including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, and Twitter — filed a court motion on Sunday night opposing the executive order.

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According to court documents, the travel ban “violates the immigration laws and the Constitution” and represents “a sudden shift in the rules governing entry into the United States, and is inflicting substantial harm on U.S. companies.”

The motion from the 97 companies — most of which are tech companies — also emphasizes the important role of immigration in the U.S. economy.

It states:

“Immigrants make many of the Nation’s greatest discoveries, and create some of the country’s most innovative and iconic companies. At the same time, America has long recognized the importance of protecting ourselves against those who would do us harm. But it has done so while maintaining the fundamental commitment to welcoming immigrants — through increased background checks and other controls on people seeking to enter our country.”

We couldn’t agree more!

This opposition is just the latest hurdle Trump’s ban has faced in the U.S. court system — just last week, four states filed federal lawsuits against Trump over the ban.

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Tech companies Amazon and Expedia filed motions in support of the Washington attorney general’s lawsuit, noting the immigration ban would hurt their employees and businesses.

On Sunday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the government’s emergency request to resume the travel ban. Now, the next stop for the case is likely to be the U.S. Supreme Court.

We hope Drumpf is seeing the irony in his executive order being detrimental for the businesses of America — including his favorite thing in the world, Twitter!

[Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.]

Feb 6, 2017 1:45pm PDT

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