97 U.S group of tech companies have decided to filed a legal document stating that their operations has been affected by President Donald Trump‘s immigration ban bringing harm that is significant to their to their businesses. Companies like Apple, Facebook and Microsoft among others.
This document happens to be amicus brief which was filed in Washington yesterday, allows parties not directly involved in a case but who feel they are affected by it, to give their view.
Trump’s executive order brought to an abrupt stop the entire US refugee programme for 120 days, Syrian refugees that was banned indefinitely and permission suspeneded to enter the US for all nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.
There is currently a nationwide temporary restraining order in place. It was issued on Friday by a federal judge in Washington.
Visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen will be granted entries into the United States until all hearings have been completed
According to the president, This can result to national security risk,
“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,” the brief added.