Local Tech Companies Say Trump’s Immigration Order Is Bad For Business

As the legal battle over President Trump’s executive order on immigration moves forward in California, more than 100 tech companies — including a few in Massachusetts — have signed a legal brief opposing the travel ban.

Fuze, TripAdvisor and Brightcove have all signed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. Trump’s executive order banning travel to the U.S. for people from seven predominately Muslim countries has been temporarily suspended.

The Massachusetts companies opposing the travel ban say it’s bad for business.

Laurie Harrison, the general counsel of Cambridge-based communications technology company Fuze, said that’s particularly true for the tech sector — which often recruits around the world. Fuze has about 700 employees around the world.

“It limits our ability to source the globe for the best tech minds out there to help us drive innovation and drive our company forward as we continue to grow,” Harrison said. “We want to do everything possible to stimulate the U.S. economy and bring folks here and be an attractive place to do business for international employees. The order that was passed by President Trump does not support that. So we want to do our part to resist against that.”

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