Liberals have been utterly beside themselves in regard to President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily halting the refugee program and restricting immigration from seven terror-prone nations, an order that was temporarily stayed by a left-leaning federal judge in Washington.
A number of mostly technology-related companies have joined the battle against Trump’s move to more thoroughly vet immigrants from dangerous corners of the world, as USA Today reported some 127 businesses have signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which will soon hear arguments in the case brought by the states of Washington and Minnesota.
Some 96 companies initially joined the brief over the weekend, but that number swelled to 127 after many more joined Monday.
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Their main argument, aside from Trump supposedly being mean-spirited and anti-immigrant, was that talented immigrants are a necessary resource for the continued success of the tech industry and other businesses, and thus should be allowed into the country without having to go through additional screening to ensure they don’t pose a threat to the American people.
FOX NEWS ALERT: 97 companies file a friend-of-the-court brief opposing President Trump's immigration order pic.twitter.com/vvINkYjCSj
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) February 6, 2017
Forbes reported that the brief declared Trump’s order represented “a significant departure from the principles of fairness and predictability that have governed the immigration system of the United States for more than 50 years.”
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“The order makes it more difficult and expensive for U.S. companies to recruit, hire, and retain some of the world’s best employees,” it also said. “It disrupts ongoing business operations. And it threatens companies’ ability to attract talent, business, and investment to the United States.”
It remained unclear Tuesday exactly who initiated the legal brief over the weekend, but it was drafted by Andrew Pincus of the D.C.-based law firm Mayer Brown LLP.
Some of the biggest names to sign on to the brief included Airbnb, Apple, Adobe, eBay, Etsy, Facebook, Google, Intel, Kickstarter, Levi Strauss & Co., LinkedIn, Lyft, Microsoft, Netflix, Paypal, Pinterest, Reddit, SpaceX, Tesla, Twitter, Uber, Yelp and Zynga.
The rest of the list can be seen at Forbes, as well as the actual full text of the embedded brief.
The Right Scoop noted that, based upon the left’s overblown reaction to Trump’s order, you would easily assume that Trump had unilaterally halted all immigration from every nation on the planet into perpetuity, not just from seven particularly dangerous countries for about three months as improved vetting processes are put into place.
The Right Scoop also noted that the left seemed fixated on Trump’s remarks about a Muslim ban made more than a year ago on the campaign trail, and how liberals now refuse to admit that this current order is nowhere near a ban on all Muslims.
One commenter on that post astutely noted the delicious hypocrisy, in that the left, always hyper-critical of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision that recognized the political voice of corporations, are now fully embracing the corporations voicing their own political opinions.
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These companies have made it clear that they would prefer to protect their cheap H1B visa-holding foreign laborers and resultant higher profits to keeping American citizens gainfully employed and safe from potential danger in the form of radical Islamic jihadists — who would just as soon cut off their heads as tolerate their progressive agenda.
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