162 tech companies file brief against the latest immigration executive order

From Techcrunch


Silicon Valley and the tech community at large has been a staunch opponent of Trump’s immigration policies, from the “Muslim Ban” executive orders to H-1B restrictions. Today sees 162 companies banding together to file an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the revised immigration order issued in March.

Pretty much all the majors are listed as amici: Facebook, Google, SpaceX, Amazon, Salesforce, Microsoft, etc.

After describing for several pages the achievements of immigrants as far back as Nikola Tesla, the document lists its arguments for why the order is (still) unreasonable and unlawful.

Like the First Executive Order, the Second Order effects a fundamental shift in the rules governing entry into the United States, and is inflicting substantial harm on U.S. companies, their employees, and the entire economy.

The brief claims the order violates USC 1152, which requires that “no person shall… be discriminated against in the issuance of an immigrant visa…

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