Nearly 100 large tech companies—including Apple, Google, and Uber—have sided with Washington state in the court battle against President Trump’s travel ban on refugees and citizens from predominantly Muslim countries. The companies, 97 in total, are among many others who filed briefs Sunday in a federal appellate court arguing that the Trump order hurts their businesses and makes it harder to recruit employees. The briefs noted that such a ban would likely incentivize businesses to build operations outside of the United States to avoid the ban entirely. Washington state has already sued Trump on the claim that the ban was discriminatory. In addition, early Monday, 10 former top U.S. national-security and diplomatic officials filed a brief opposing the travel ban—including two former secretaries of State, John Kerry and Madeleine Albright.
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