YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Around 100 technology companies think that President Trump's plans to stop people from a range of countries from entering the US is a bad idea.
Ideologically it is not the sort of thing that America is supposed to be based on, and fundamentally, a lot of people have a problem with it. Technology companies are a bit like people, and they too have issues with the controversial act.
97 technology companies, including Apple, Facebook, Intel and Zynga, have provided an amicus brief, which is a kind of legal, but friendly word with the courts about an issue. The brief is filed with the US court of appeals which is trying to work out if and how the Trump plans can actually be accepted and implemented.
The brief is online, naturally, and it puts forward a very compelling case. Some of the companies have already made protest noises, and Twitter, for example, was particularly vocal when the shit first hit the fan.
"Immigrants make many of the Nation's greatest discoveries, and create some of the country's most innovative and iconic companies," says the brief according to Bloomberg.
"America has long recognised the importance of protecting ourselves against those who would do us harm. But it has done so while maintaining our fundamental commitment to welcoming immigrants - through increased background checks and other controls of people seeking to enter our country."
The letter, reportedly, adds that the rules will make hiring people hard. This is probably the tip of the iceberg. The Trump rule is by no means done, despite the great efforts that the President puts into tweeting about it, and a US District judge has temporarily lifted the ban.An appeals court declined to immediately reinstate the immigration restrictions over the weekend. But perhaps Trump will just sack them all. µ
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