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UPDATE: 127 COMPANIES, OFFICIALS JOIN SUIT AGAINST TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION BAN

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Engadget.com is reporting that 127 companies have now joined Washington State in filing briefs against Trump's Immigration ban in the US Circuit Court of Appeals -- 9th District now hearing the case.

The companies, which include Twitter, Facebook, Expedia, Google, Uber, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Tesla, SpaceX, HP, Evernote, Linden Labs, Adobe, and others, claim Trump's ban has hurt their businesses, made it harder to recruit employees, and increased incentives for them to move their companies abroad.

Worth nothing: While Amazon.com agrees with the suit and would join the filing, it has been advised by its attorneys not to do so as it is a witness in the original case.

Also joining the suit:

10 former top national security officials also filed a breif, claiming Trump's immigration ban endangers national security, US troops, and intelligence personnel in the field.

Massachusetts Attorney General Healey also joined the suit. Healey initially joined on behalf of two UMass professors but has now broadened her motion to include anyone in Massachusetts adversely affected by the immigration ban.

Washington State has already sued Trump, claiming his ban is discriminatory.

For More:

Engadget: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/06/almost-100-tech-firms-team-up-against-trumps-immigration-ban/

CNN: http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/05/technology/trump-travel-ban-tech-companies-legal-brief/

http://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2017/02/06/tech-giants-fight-trump-s-travel-ban.html?via=desktop&source=copyurl

http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/30/14447166/microsoft-amazon-washington-trump-immigration-ban-lawsuit

http://www.geekwire.com/2017/washington-state-lawsuit-says-trumps-immigration-order-hurting-washington-based-companies-like-microsoft-expedia-amazon/

http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2017/01/30/ag-healyto-join-aclu-suit-against-trump.html


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