Google is among the technology firms that have filed a brief in opposition to President Trump’s journey ban. Firms backing the filing additionally embody Lyft, Pinterest, Yelp, Square, Reddit, Kickstarter, Github, Glassdoor, Field, Mozilla, Dropbox, Twilio, Zynga, Medium, Pinterest, and Salesforce, based on the sources, who spoke on the situation of anonymity as a result of the filing was still being finalized Sunday.
Musk has argued that his position on the council provides him a direct hyperlink to Trump, allowing him to raise the controversial topics such because the Muslim ban and climate change, which might have otherwise been ignored by the administration.
Last week it was revealed that Uber chief government officer Travis Kalanick, who was on Mr Trump’s enterprise advisory board, has stepped down from the function after his publish on the time of the immigration ban received immense backlash from customers and is likely one of the firms now on the tech firm temporary submitted to court.
The amicus brief was filed with the U.S. Court docket of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, which is anticipated to rule inside just a few days on an enchantment by the administration after a federal choose in Seattle issued late Friday a short lived restraining order putting the entry ban on maintain.
The legal filing follows on the heels of other actions that tech firms have taken, together with an enormous employee rally at Google and a $4 million donation to immigration teams ; Lyft’s donation of $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union; and Airbnb’s creation of a #WeAccept message through the Tremendous Bowl.