Per Reuters report:
Nearly 100 companies, including some of high-tech’s biggest names, joined a legal brief opposing President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban, arguing that it would give companies incentives to move jobs outside the United States.
The companies – including Apple Inc (AAPL.O), Google Inc(GOOGL.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) – banded together late on Sunday to file a “friend-of-the-court” brief with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco arguing that the ban “inflicts significant harm on American business.”[The companies] argued that Trump’s order created uncertainty for [corporations] depending on talent from overseas and global business travel to innovate and create jobs in the United States. “Highly skilled immigrants will be more interested in working abroad, in places where they and their colleagues can travel freely and with assurance that their immigration status will not suddenly be revoked,” the brief said. “Multinational companies will have strong incentives … to base operations outside the United States or to move or hire employees and make investments abroad.”