Oh dear. As the Trump administration continues to make daily headlines for all the wrong reasons, Silicon Valley has now come together as one to lambast the recent immigration order.
Ninety-seven different companies have filed a legal brief condemning the President's recent executive order which forbids refugees and visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries entry to the U.S. On Friday, a judge temporarily lifted the ban, followed by a decision from an appeals court who declined to reinstate the restrictions.
The brief, filed with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, is uncompromising in its tone and goes on to state that the ban "hinders the ability of American companies to attract great talent; increases costs imposed on business; makes it more difficult for American firms to compete in the international marketplace; and gives global enterprises a new, significant incentive to build operations — and hire new employees — outside the United States.”
Silicon Valley relies heavily on foreign workers, with this latest show of unity following recent rumors that various companies are already planning to relocate some of their workforces to Canada. Apple, Google, Airbnb and Intel were just some of the big guns to speak out, as were Facebook, whose CEO Mark Zuckerberg slammed Trumped publicly last week.
We'll have more reactions on this as it develops.
In other lighthearted political news, here's Bernie Sanders addressing his newfound status as a Balenciaga muse.