31 Jan '17, 3pm

Amazon, Microsoft support legal action against Trump's immigration ban

Amazon, Microsoft support legal action against Trump's immigration ban

WASHINGTON: Technology companies based in the Washington state area on Tuesday (Jan 31) announced their support for a lawsuit filed by the state against US President Donald Trump's travel ban . Amazon.com Inc and Expedia Inc, both of which are based in the Seattle area, will support Washington state's suit, said Attorney General for the state, Bob Ferguson. Another Washington state company, Microsoft Corp, said it has been cooperating with the Attorney General's Office to provide information about the order's impact "in order to be supportive". "To our employees in the US and around the world who may be directly affected by this order, I want you to know that the full extent of Amazon's resources are behind you," Amazon.com's chief executive, Jeff Bezos, said in a note to employees. Pressure on Trump grew on Monday over his order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority n...

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