Monday, February 6, 2017

Tech companies move against trump’s decree before the court – Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Nearly 100 companies have filed with a court in San Francisco an argument against the entry bans against citizens of seven Muslim countries. Among them, Apple, Google and Facebook.

(Reuters) In the United States look to technology giants such as Apple, Google and Microsoft, the shoulder-to-shoulder against the President, Donald Trump decreed an entry ban. The controversial ban for citizens of seven Muslim countries to add to the American economy significant harm, it means in one on Sunday at a court of appeal in San Francisco-submitted piece of writing that has been signed by nearly 100 companies. “The decree represents a significant departure from the principles of Fairness and predictability, which is determined by the immigration system of the United States for more than 50 years.” Immigrants and their children have founded more than 200 of the company’s list of Fortune 500 listed companies.

The one Trump had provisional entry ban for citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and the Sudan had been released from a court provisional. An application for a temporary injunction, the government failed at the weekend before the court of appeal. A final decision is still pending. On Monday, a deadline to the Ministry of justice may submit a detailed justification. Trump explained the arrangement with the protection of the United States against Islamic terrorism.

The decree sparked at home and abroad protests. Especially technology companies in the United States affected, because they have many foreign-born Employees. Among the signatories of the submitted to the court an application against the spell also Facebook, Twitter, and Intel, as well as companies from other industries.

Trump and technology

The Silicon Valley and the Rest of the country

Christiane Hanna Henkel, Palo Alto

After the victory Trumps not more it dawns on some in Silicon Valley that, you know, for all its openness to the world one’s own country. They live in a separate world with its own values and symbols.


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