31 technology companies, including Adobe, HP, Tesla and Zendesk, have joined an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s administration.

The lawsuit, brought by the state of Washington, is in opposition to Trump’s executive order which bans immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.

These 31 companies are:


  • Adobe Systems Incorporated
  • Affirm, Inc.
  • Ampush LLC
  • Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
  • Bungie, Inc.
  • Casper Sleep Inc.
  • Cavium, Inc.
  • Chegg, Inc.
  • ClassPass Inc.
  • Coursera
  • EquityZen Inc.
  • Evernote
  • Gusto
  • Handy Technologies, Inc.
  • HP Inc.
  • IAC/InterActiveCorp
  • Linden Lab
  • Managed By Q Inc.
  • MobileIron
  • New Relic, Inc.
  • Pandora Media, Inc.
  • Planet Labs Inc.
  • RPX Corporation
  • Shift Technologies, Inc.
  • Slack Technologies, Inc.
  • SpaceX
  • Tesla, Inc.
  • TripAdvisor, Inc.
  • Udacity, Inc.
  • Zenefits


With these, a total of 127 companies have signed the brief. The companies, which included Google, Microsoft, and Twitter, argued that the order will bring negative impacts on American businesses and prevent them from hiring the best employees.

“Skilled individuals will not wish to immigrate to the country if they may be cut off without warning from their spouses, grandparents, relatives, and friends — they will not pull up roots, incur significant economic risk, and subject their family to considerable uncertainty to immigrate to the United States in the face of this instability,” the brief stated.