More than 90 technology companies, many of which were founded by and employ thousands of immigrants, have filed an amicus brief opposing President Donald Trump's "Muslim travel ban."
The brief was filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit late Sunday night. Bloomberg, which first reported the news, wrote that the document was planned for later in the week.
The process was sped up however due to challenges presented by the administration's executive order, which bars travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
Participants include Netflix, Square, Salesforce, Airbnb, Uber, Pinterest, AppNexus, Twitter, Yelp, Reddit, Kickstarter, GitHub, Glassdoor, Box, Mozilla, Dropbox, Twilio, Zynga and Medium.
Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, is also signing on, Mashable has learned, along with Google and Facebook.
Notable technology brands absent from the brief include Elon Muck's Tesla and SpaceX (Musk recently defended his membership of Trump's advisory council) as well as WeWork, HP, IBM, Yahoo and Oracle.
"The executive order on immigration goes against our core values as a nation. We are proud to join leading organisations in highlighting to the courts how the order is unconstitutional, unjust, and economically unsound," Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO of Box, said in an emailed statement.
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The 53-page brief highlights the important contributions immigrants have made to American companies and explicitly ties their economic success to that work.
"Immigrants make many of the Nation's greatest discoveries, and create some of the country's most innovative and iconic companies. Immigrants are among our leading politicians, artists, and philanthropists," it reads.
"The experience and energy of people who come to our country to seek a better life for themselves and their children-to pursue the 'American Dream' are woven throughout the social, political, and economic fabric of the Nation."
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