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People opposed to President Donald Trump's executive order barring entry to the U.S. by Muslims from certain countries demonstrate at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Nearly 100 tech companies opposed Trump's travel ban and called it bad for business


Nearly 100 tech companies filed a legal document to oppose President Trump's travel ban on Sunday night, insisting it was bad for business.

"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 -- and the Order inflicts significant harm on American business, innovation and growth as a result," the brief reads.

Immigrants make many of the nation's greatest discoveries and create some of the country's most innovative and iconic companies.
Amicus brief

The brief argues that the travel ban, which has prompted global protests, makes it harder to recruit and hire the most talented tech workers in the world, partially due to the ban's chaotic rollout.

Here are some of the biggest names who signed off on the brief:

Uber CEO Tavis Kalanick arrives at the 2014 TIME 100 Gala held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Uber's appearance is a bit of a surprise, considering its CEO, Travis Kalanick, was on a Trump economic advisory board until last week. Many Uber users have criticized the company for its ties to Trump. 

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