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The administration’s order that halts travel into the US from some predominantly Muslim countries continues to drive business to protest. Nearly 100 tech companies have filed a friend-of-court brief in a federal appeals court, arguing that the ban hurts their businesses. Big brands among the signees include Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Uber, Twitter, Airbnb, Intel, eBay, Netflix, and Snapchat. Others who signed include Levi Strauss and Chobani.
The legal step follows earlier statements of concern by the likes of Expedia, Lyft, Etsy, Starbucks, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank, BlackRock, Morgan Stanley, Ford, and General Motors.
The recent filing notes “immigrants or their children founded more than 200 of the companies on the Fortune 500 list.” As American businesses add up the value of values to their bottom lines, look for more statements from companies on issues of public policy. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.
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