Tech Giants Reportedly Working on Letter to Oppose Immigration Ban

President Donald Trump, center, with Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Defense Secretary James Mattis, right, watching, signs an executive action on extreme vetting at the Pentagon in Washington, Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Tech giants including Apple, Facebook, and Google parent Alphabet are reportedly crafting a letter opposing President Trump’s executive order on immigration.

According to Recode and Bloomberg, tech companies are leading the charge but seek to include businesses representing other industries in the letter, which will address concerns with Trump’s temporary restrictions.

“We share your goal of ensuring that our immigration system meets today’s security needs and keeps our country safe,” reads a draft of the letter. “We are concerned, however, that your recent executive order will affect many visa holders who work hard here in the United States and contribute to our country’s success.”

The executive order bars Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. indefinitely, and temporarily restricts entry of residents from six other countries: Libya, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen. Also, the refugee program has been halted for 120 days.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Brett Molina