Ninety-seven U.S. companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Snap, Netflix, Uber, and non-tech companies including Levi Strauss & Co., have filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals condemning President Trump's executive order on immigration.
Over the weekend, the ninth circuit court of appeals declined to lift a temporary restraining order, put in place by a U.S. district judge at the request of the states of Washington and Minnesota, preventing the continued enforcement of the Trump administration's executive order.
Apple's original response to the order, sent out as internal memo, read in part:
Over the last few years Apple has been increasingly vocal in their support for personal privacy, civil rights, and equal opportunity, so being part of this action comes as no surprise.
The bigger question remains how public and how personal Apple, a company co-founded by the biological son of a Syrian immigrant, chooses to make the issue as they continue to oppose it.
Here's the full list of 97 companies, via TechCrunch:
- Aeris Communications
- Brit + Co
- Castlight Health
- Citrix Systems
- Copia Institute
- Engine Advocacy
- General Assembly
- JAND d/b/a Warby Parker
- Levi Strauss & Co.
- Lithium Technologies
- Maplebear d/b/a Instacart
- Marin Software
- Motivate International
- Rocket Fuel
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Y Combinator
Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.
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