Almost 100 Tech Firms Ask Federal Court To Block Trump’s Travel Ban

SAN FRANCISCO — By a Super Bowl ad, public statements and court docket filings, Silicon Valley’s largest companies are taking a powerful stand against President Donald Trump’s journey ban, saying high tech needs immigrants’ creativity and power to stay competitive. With the ban suspended, travelers from the focused international locations holding valid visas have begun arriving on American soil. The Trump administration and the ban’s opponents have until Monday to provide authorized arguments for and in opposition to the ban after it was blocked by a short lived restraining order issued by a federal judge in Seattle on Friday.

Abdullah Al-Rifaie, an Iraqi student, features U.S. reentry after the courtroom keep of President Trump’s travel ban from seven Center Japanese, predominantly Muslim international locations. Other tech signers of the authorized brief embody Twitter ( TWTR ), Netflix ( NFLX ), Intel ( INTC ) and Uber. Companies signing onto the …