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Tech firms discuss taking on Trump legally

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 00:59

Tech company reps meet Tuesday to discuss filing an amicus brief to back a lawsuit challenging President Trump's order curbing immigration. Fred Katayama reports.

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President Trump could be in for more from Silicon Valley on his immigration ban. A group of tech companies plan to meet Tuesday. They'll discuss filing an amicus brief to support a lawsuit challenging Trump's order curbing immigration from seven Muslim countries. Such briefs are filed by parties who are not litigants but want to offer arguments to the judge. Among those on invited to the meeting, a source said: Google, Netflix, Airbnb, Adobe Systems, Pinterest and Salesforce.com. Silicon Valley has emerged as the most vocal corporate opponent to the immigration ban, as CEOs like Apple's Tim Cook and Netflix's Reed Hastings lashed out against it. Tech companies rely on talent from around the world, and Friday's order could leave some of their employees stranded overseas and unable to return to the U.S. The Trump Administration says the ban is aimed at increasing national security.

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Tech firms discuss taking on Trump legally

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 00:59