Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Donald Trump Vs Tech : 97 Tech Companies Fight Against Travel Ban




97 US tech companies recently filed a legal document stating that United States President, Donald Trump's immigration ban affects their operations and "inflicts significant harm" on business.





The 97 signatories include Apple, Facebook and Microsoft but surprisingly Amazon and Tesla are excluded.

The said document is an amicus brief , which allows parties not directly involved in a case but who feel they are affected by it, to give their view.

It was filed in Washington DC on Sunday.

Trump's order affected a lot of thing. It halted the entire US refugee programme for 120 days, indefinitely banned Syrian refugees and suspended permission to enter the US for all nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.


Visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen will be allowed to enter the US until the full case has been heard.

According to BBC:

The US president says national security is at risk as a result.

"Of course, the federal government can and should implement targeted, appropriate adjustments to the nation's immigration system to enhance the nation's security," reads the tech group's brief.

"But a broad, open-ended ban - together with an indication that the ban could be expanded to other countries without notice - does not fit the goal of making the country more secure. Instead, it will undermine American interests."


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