Apple, Google, Microsoft And Intel Among The 97 Tech Firms Against President Trump’s Executive Order Barring Immigrants From Seven Countries
97 tech firms which includes Apple, Google, Microsoft and Intel, took a stand against President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven countries by filing an amicus brief, according to Engadget. US District Judge James Robart blocked the executive order after suits were filed in Washington and other states against the same. Thus, the Department of Homeland Security would return to its normal procedures in screening people.
The letter that has been filed by the tech giants aims to convince appeal courts from reinstating the order that would be harmful to their business. The letter states, "The Order makes it more difficult and expensive for US companies to recruit, hire and retain some of the world's best employees." It added that reinstating the order will threaten the companies' ability to attract talent to the US.
A recent tweet by President Trump criticized Judge Robart's decision to block the order as the US Justice Department under the former vowed to appeal.
The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2017
At the Mar-a-Lago golf club in Florida, President Trump told reports, "We'll win. For the safety of the country, we'll win."
A legal expert named Jonathan Turley told Reuters that it is highly unusual for a president to criticize a judge and may cause problems for future litigation. He added, "It's hard for the president to demand that courts respect his inherent authority when he is disrespecting the inherent authority of the judiciary."
According to the report, a recent poll has been made wherein 49 percent of the pubic are in favor of the executive order, while 41 percent are against the same. The tech firms explained that the executive order would make talented employees go somewhere else to look for work.
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