Among the other tech companies seeking weigh into the federal court case in Oakland, California, are Adobe Inc., GitHub Inc. Intel Corp, and Microsoft Corp. The 52 companies separately filed a similar request in a challenge to Trump’s actions pending in Washington.
“The president’s suspension of non-immigrant visa programs, supposedly to ‘protect’ American workers, actually harms those workers, their employers, and the economy,” the group said in its friend-of-the-court filing. “Rather than shielding domestic workers from the threat of foreign competition, the proclamation all but ensures that firms will need to hire abroad to fill highly-skilled positions, for which the domestic demand far exceeds the available supply of workers.”
Separately, Google, Spotify USA Inc. and Bloomberg LP submitted a request to add their support for a court order blocking Trump’s policy. Bloomberg News is a unit of Bloomberg LP.Industry associations, including the US Chamber of Commerce, sued last month to block Trump’s policy.
On Friday, 22 states and the District of Columbia filed a brief opposing the administration’s position in the Washington case.
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