Apple Joins Nearly 100 U.S. Firms to File Legal Brief Opposing Trump's Immigration Ban

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    Apple has joined 96 other companies in filing a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

    Other technology companies named in the amicus brief include Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Snap, Uber, Twitter, and Intel, with consumer goods companies like Levi Strauss and Chobani also named in the brief. Amazon wasn't listed, with the company's CEO Jeff Bezos already backing the original lawsuit brought by Washington state's attorney general that brought a temporary halt to the immigration ban on Friday.

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    The brief was filed late Sunday in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, highlighting the importance of immigrants to the economy and for society as a whole, and arguing the unlawfulness of the ban. According to the report, the filing of the brief was originally planned later this week, but the companies involved accelerated efforts over the weekend following other legal challenges to the order.

    "The Order represents a significant departure from the principles of fairness and predictability that have governed the immigration system of the United States for more than fifty years," the brief stated. "Immigrants or their children founded more than 200 of the companies on the Fortune 500 list."
    The brief comes in support of a lawsuit from Minnesota and Washington states, brought against Trump's controversial executive order temporarily barring citizens of the predominantly Muslim-countries Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, from entering the U.S.
    The filing went on to criticize the Trump administration's handling of the travel ban, claiming that it sows confusion and threatens companies' ability to attract skilled workers in the long run.

    Last week, Tim Cook said that Apple was considering its legal options as a way to pressure the Trump administration into rescinding the executive order. Reports later emerged that Apple was involved in collaborative efforts with other tech companies to draft a letter opposing Trump's order, but those discussions rapidly developed into the amicus filing, after Washington state's lawsuit on Friday. The amicus is currently being heard in the ninth circuit court of appeals, a federal court in San Francisco.

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    If it weren't for immigrants like Einstein, Wigner, von Neumann, Szilard etc, the national language of the US could have been German.
     
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    Apple itself wouldn't have happened without them. Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian immigrant fleeing political persecution.
     
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    Silly move and symptomatic of Apple's exaggerated sense of its own importance. Trump had a good majority of americans agreeing with him so Apple is now telling most of its customers they are stupid.
     
  5. DevNull0 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, those 4 Jewish people who were fleeing Nazi Europe did to a lot to save America. I'm not quite sure what that has to do with this topic though.
     
  6. Santabean2000 macrumors 68000

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    And yet, nearly one in two Americans still are in favour of Trump. Mind-boggling.
     
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    Silly post
     
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    It's funny because it's true.
     
  9. diipii macrumors 6502a

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    The language of the USA is destined to be Spanish unless Trumpy gets his wall up quick.
     
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    And that Syian father of Steve Jobs was himself the son of a self-made millionaire. Hardly relevant to what we're talking about here.
     
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    You missed the hyphen connecting those two sentences.
     
  12. diipii macrumors 6502a

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    Are you mad ? All my posts are wonderfully eroodyte, wisdomy and chock full of brill stuff !!!!
     
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    Not seeing your point. A very wealthy Syrian used his power and wealth to do his Doctorate in the US. While in the States, he met Jobs' mother and got her pregnant.

    What does any of that have to do with the Syrian refugee crisis? Or are you being racist and saying any Syrian who visits America is the same thing? Did you just mention it because his father was Syrian and you're basically saying one Syrian is the same as any other?
     
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    We should have a caption competition for the 4 heads in the photo. I'll start.
    L to R, 1, "Wooooooo this is what a train whistle sounds like". 2 is saying "He looks like a goldfish. 3, "If I lean my head like this and stare earnestly I almost look as if I know what I am doing" 4, "This is my Teflon face that I always use in meetings to keep my career safe from harm then I can get on with the back-stabbing".
     
  16. Mac32 macrumors 65816

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    You don't see the difference between importing high intellects and Jews from Europe, vs. importing millions of people from the world's most dysfunctional non-Western countries, where antisemitism, terror, violence, child marriages, and intolerance against free speech, gays, women, and any other religion than Islam is part of the dominant culture? Not to mention a lack of interest in working and contributing the their host country's economy and welfare system.

    This is the kind of hypocrisy and political correct nonsense that made people vote for Trump in the first place.
     
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    Actually, it was not a majority of Americans agreeing - it was a minority. So you are wrong from the start. Apple is also not telling its customers they are stupid, it tells its customers that they have voted for someone who has no experience at being a president, but has the strong believe that everything he does is right. Because he says so. It's the truth. And that's a very bad combination for a president.

    I would say that if Trump gets a few kicks in the backside just at the beginning of the presidency, when he does things that are (1) not thought through and (2) illegal, that can only help him. (Note that he has already a preliminary injunction against him, and the decision was made based on the fact that his actions are highly damaging for the states suing him, and that there is very strong reason on about seven different grounds that the final judgement will be against him). So Apple is very much helping make America great. Not grate.
     
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    The US, with Western friends, have destroyed islamic countries. This naturally fuelled hate. Adding the serious issues of islam results in a dangerous mix. So it's good to keep the bad guys out, but it's also backwards.

    What about the US also seeks forgiveness and offers deep apologies & real help to the millions of fellow people that are affected by their illegal wars?!
     
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    Since when? Trump's approval rating is by far the lowest in history for an incoming president...sitting at 36% and dropping.
     
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    You know the CEO of Americas biggest tech company was half Syrian?
     
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    How is it that after an event like the Mosque shooting in Canada, millions of Christians around the world stand up and say they support and respect their Muslim brothers and denounce the attack. Yet when it's a Muslim extremist who drives a truck through a crowded Christmas market, the Muslim community is silent?
     
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    Steve Jobs' came from one of those dysfunctional countries called Syria and came from a dysfunctional family. So whats your point?

    If anything the reason those countries are unstable is our involvement with those countries.
     
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    Funny part is that with current trends, arabic will be the national language of Germany in the near future.
     
  24. DevNull0 macrumors 65816

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    Read my post literally 2 above the one you replied to. What you say is completely irrelevant, ignorant, and it's your posts that are racist because you are treating all Syrians as equal to one example.
     
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    President Trump said many times during his campaign that 'I'm the most intelligent person in this place'.
    Isn't that akin to telling the people waving 'Go Trump' plackards and 'Make America Great' that they are thick/stupid/etc?

    IMHO, the diktat he signed was wrong worded. It stopped people who had been proven to be of benefit to the USA from returning to the USA.
    A better worded decree might not have raised so many problems. It targetted people of only one religion which is clearly against the constitution.
    There really was no need for him to have acted so hastily. All he needed to say was 'We are working on a decree that will make us safe and is within the Constitution'. Would his electorate objected to that? After all I expect most of them support the constitution or do they?
     

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