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Tech giants call Trump's travel ban 'unlawful': Washington Post

Prominent tech companies are taking a stand against the Trump administration's controversial stance on immigration, the Washington Post reported on Sunday night.

The Post, citing sources, said Google, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Netflix and others filed a legal brief opposing the administration's entry ban that temporarily barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States and suspended the U.S. refugee program.

Protesters face off with a supporter of President Donald Trump during a demonstration against the immigration ban at Los Angeles International Airport on January 29, 2017.
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Protesters face off with a supporter of President Donald Trump during a demonstration against the immigration ban at Los Angeles International Airport on January 29, 2017.

In the brief, the companies argue that immigration is important for economic growth and that the order would hinder the U.S.'s ability to attract talent, the Post said.

Over the weekend, a U.S. appeal court denied a request from the Department of Justice to restore the ban after it was blocked by a judge in the state of Washington.

For more on the companies' legal action, see the Washington Post's report.

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