The past few days have revolved around big-name tech companies opposing Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. While major tech giants, namely Apple, Facebook, Google, and Twitter among others have already filed an amicus brief against the reversal of the order ban. Now, Elon Musk’s Tesla and SpaceX have also signed the amicus brief.
The amicus brief has been filed against Donald Trump’s executive order that has temporarily halted the issuance of travel and work visas to citizens of seven Muslim-dominant countries. The involvement of futuristic tech companies like Tesla and SpaceX will strengthen the case further.
The brief clearly mentions that the immigration ban ‘inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation, and growth.’ Thus, 125 companies supporting it proves a strong point. The companies reasoned that the ban affects the smooth functioning of their operations. It only possesses a threat to the livelihood of their employees and hurts their religious sentiments.
The delay for being a part of the brief lies in Musk’s decision. The latter chose to work directly with Trump in an effort to reverse the order via the President’s Strategic and Policy Forum. A spokesperson from Tesla on being summed up in the list said,
As soon as we saw the brief this morning, we insisted on being added.
Though Elon Musk has no plans to quit Trump’s advisory, his own companies do not favor the decision. He defended his stance and issued a brief statement via Twitter that said he was responsible for getting the immigration ban on the agenda for Friday’s White House meeting.
While some are showing their rage via tweets and filings, companies including Google, Uber, Lyft, and Twitter have contributed different sums of money towards helping the ACLU continue its legal battles against the ban. The brief further reads,
The Order represents a significant departure from the principles of fairness and predictability that have governed the immigration system of the United States for more than fifty years. more difficult and expensive for US companies to recruit, hire, and retain some of the world’s best employees.
Other new players include U.S. assertive companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Kickstarter. Several federal courts have already issued a halt over the ban, the brief is said to be the strongest attack.