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Microsoft joins suit to stop immigration ban, other tech firms to followDek: A lawsuit against the immigration order gains support from Microsoft, Amazon and Expedia. Other major firms are reportedly meeting to provide similar support.
Microsoft is supporting a Washington State lawsuit to stop President Donald Trump's executive order that restricts immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries. Microsoft is the third Washington based tech company to lend support to the lawsuit filed by the Washington State Attorney General's Office, which is making the argument that the ban is unconstitutional. Amazon and expedia have also vowed statements of support for the suit. These companies are all sharing details on how the order are negatively impacting their business and employees. Numerous technology companies have spoken out in opposition to the immigration ban. Many tech companies depend on employees that come from around the world. Companies are meeting to strategize how to fight the orders and file an amicus brief in support of this lawsuit or other lawsuits that challenge the order. The report states GitHub organized the meeting and among the companies invited include Google, Netflix, Airbnb, Kickstarter, and Etsy, to name a few. I'm Bridget Carry, you can keep up with the latest developments at Cnet.com.