Still Standing Up Against Trump’s Executive Order

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By Tom Hopcroft, President & CEO, MassTLC


Last week, I asked
the tech sector
to support the Massachusetts Attorney General’s lawsuit to
challenge President Donald Trump’s executive order banning immigration from
certain majority-Muslim countries.  Many members found ways to contribute,
including by providing written statements to the Attorney General explaining
how President Trump’s actions are harmful to the technology economy in
Massachusetts.  Thank you for your support and your participation.
As many of you know, nationwide enforcement of the executive
orders has been halted by a judge in federal court in Seattle.  Meanwhile,
here in Massachusetts, the Attorney General’s case remains pending.
MassTLC continues to closely follow the lawsuits in
Massachusetts, Seattle, and elsewhere.  We anticipate submitting briefs as
an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief in the most important cases, and
will urge the courts to strike down the executive order.  We have engaged
the law firm Foley Hoag LLP in Boston to assist with that effort.
If your member organization wishes to support MassTLC’s
efforts, or is looking for other ways to challenge the executive order, please contact
me
.  There may be opportunities for companies to make independent
submissions in the courts to assist the Attorney General and other
plaintiffs.