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Big Tech Companies File Amicus Brief Against Immigration Order

Twitter, Uber, Google and Apple were among 97 companies to file a friend-of-the-court brief early Monday

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    Twitter, Uber, Google and Apple were among 97 companies to file a friend-of-the-court brief early Monday with a federal appeals court hearing challenges to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, NBC News reported.

    In the filing, the companies call the temporary ban, which keeps refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., unconstitutional, un-American and bad for the economy.

    "It hinders the ability of American companies to attract great talent; increases costs imposed on business; makes it more difficult for American firms to compete in the international market- place; and gives global enterprises a new, significant incentive to build operations—and hire new employees—outside the United States,” the brief filed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco read.

    The appeals court earlier Sunday rejected the Trump administration's request to reinstate the president's order. A federal district judge in Seattle halted implementation of the order on Friday.