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Tech Companies File Amicus Brief Against Immigration Order Under Cover of Super Bowl Sunday

Yesterday, 97 companies filed an amicus brief in opposition to President Trump’s executive order on immigration. The list, which is dominated by the West Coast’s tech industry, includes some of the most liberal companies in our database.

You would think after Uber and Lyft found themselves in the middle of controversy last week over this very issue that companies would want to step away from the politics. However, it seems the leadership for many of these is doubling down on the politicized rhetoric.

Interestingly, the brief was filed on Super Bowl Sunday, a day when most of the country is tuned into events outside of the political arena.

Here are a few of the top examples with links to their scorepages:

Airbnb (1.3)
Apple (1.6)
eBay (1.8)
Facebook (1)
Google (1)
Intel (1)
Levi Strauss (1.6)
LinkedIn (2.1)
Lyft (1.3)
Microsoft (1)
PayPal (2.1)
Twitter (2.7)
Uber (2.4)
Yelp (2.1)
Zynga (2.4)

The rest of the companies are listed below and you can read the brief in its entirety here. However, we’ve got a great selection of companies that have stayed out of this debate on our Everyday Shopping Guide. If you haven’t checked it out yet, now would be a great time to find out which companies are closer to your values!

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Here is the complete list of companies that have signed the amicus brief:

AdRoll
Aeris Communications
AirBnb
AltSchool
Ancestry.com
Appboy
Apple
AppNexus
Asana
Atlassian
Autodesk
Automattic
Box
Brightcove
Brit + Co
CareZone
Castlight Health
Checkr
Chobani
Citrix Systems
Cloudera
Cloudflare
Copia Institute
DocuSign
DoorDash
Dropbox
Dynatrace
eBay
Engine Advocacy
Etsy
Facebook
Fastly
Flipboard
Foursquare
Fuze
General Assembly
GitHub
Glassdoor
Google
GoPro
Harmonic
Hipmunk
Indigogo
Intel
JAND d/b/a Warby Parker
Kargo
Kickstarter
KIND
Knotel
Levi Strauss & Co.
LinkedIn
Lithium Technologies
Lyft
Mapbox
Maplebear d/b/a Instacart
Marin Software
Medallia
Medium
Meetup
Microsoft
Motivate International
Mozilla
Netflix
Netgear
NewsCred
Patreon
PayPal
Pinterest
Quora
Reddit
Rocket Fuel
SaaStr
Salesforce
Scopely
Shutterstock
Snap
Spokeo
Spotify
Square
Squarespace
Strava
Stripe
SurveyMonkey
TaskRabbit
Tech:NYC
Thumbtack
Turn
Twilio
Twitter
Turn
Uber
Via
Wikimedia Foundation
Workday
Y Combinator
Yelp
Zynga

  • siquijorisland

    nice to know

  • DT

    Facebook is on the list. Why does 2nd Vote still have a Facebook account? That’s quite asinine of you to keep your Facebook account while encouraging your followers to boycott companies that don’t adhere to your so-called-christian-values.

  • rvandegrift

    First, this is NOT a permanent ban but a temporary ban of peoples from countries that have active terrorism happening in their countries that COULD spill over into the US given their view of the west – so why not stop allowing peoples from these countries for 3 months while we try to figure out how we can tell the good guys (most of those coming here? Recent polls of muslims in the US show that 25% think it is OK to wage jihad against America/Americans. That means there are about 1 million plus potential jihadists already here) from those who would blow up bombs in our midst (Boston Marathon) and murder defenseless and unsuspecting coworkers (San Bernadino)! Second, 50% of US STEM graduates can’t find work in areas of STEM and we still have 12 million unemployed/underemployed Americans (about as many illegals as we have here). These US companies need to employ and train these people to fill these jobs but they won’t because they can hire foreigners on work visas (60% of whom overstay their visas) for a lot less money – that is why they want unrestricted immigration and work visas. It is well past time for these companies to show their patriotism and HIRE AMERICANS FIRST !!