A federal court will soon decide whether President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily blocking travel from seven majority-Muslim countries can stand.
Attorneys for Minnesota and Washington, as well as a group of former high-level government officials including Secretaries of State John Kerry and Madeleine Albright, filed in the Ninth Circuit on Monday, arguing against the order. The Department of Justice will file in defense of the order later on Monday.
Outside of government, 97 companies, including tech giants Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook, also filed a legal brief in the challenge, saying the ban “inflicts significant harm on American business.” The companies say the order inhibits growth and hurts both their employees and their customers.
“Skilled individuals will not wish to immigrate to the country if they may be cut off without warning from their spouses, grandparents, relatives, and friends — they will not pull up roots, incur significant economic risk, and subject their family to considerable uncertainty to immigrate to the United States in the face of this instability,” the companies say, according to a copy of the brief posted on TechCrunch.
gA full list of the companies that signed onto the brief is below:
2.Aeris Communications, Inc.
10.Atlassian Corp Plc
15.Brit + Co
20.Citrix Systems, Inc.
34.Foursquare Labs, Inc.
45.JAND, Inc. d/b/a Warby Parker
46.Kargo Global, Inc.
50.Levi Strauss & Co.
52.Lithium Technologies, Inc.
55.Maplebear Inc. d/b/a Instacart
56.Marin Software Incorporated
58.A Medium Corporation
61.Motivate International Inc.
67.PayPal Holdings, Inc.
71.Rocket Fuel Inc.
78.Spotify USA Inc.
91.Uber Technologies, Inc.
93.Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
95.Y Combinator Management, LLC