Tech companies speak out against Trump's travel order

Nearly 100 technology companies, including Apple, Google and Microsoft, have united against US President Donald Trump’s executive order that blocks the entry of citizens from seven Muslim countries.

The 97 companies, which also include Facebook, Netflix, Twitter, eBay and Uber, filed a legal brief against the presidential order with the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, arguing that it “inflicts significant harm on American business.”

The amicus brief comes after the federal appeals court on Sunday denied an emergency appeal from the Department of Justice to restore Trump’s executive order.

“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 brief from the companies stated.

“The Order inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation, and growth as a result,” it added.

The brief also noted that…

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