Amazon piles in on Trump’s travel ban saying it is working with Washington state’s attorney general on legal challenge to executive order

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
By Paul Martin

Washington state’s attorney is bringing a legal challenge against the executive order halting travel from seven Muslim majority countries
Amazon, the Seattle-based online retailer, is backing the suit, its founder and CEO Jeff Bezos told employees in an internal email
Microsoft and Expedia are also supporting the case in a sign of the tech sector’s united front against the ban
31 January 2017

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the Seattle-based company is prepared to support a lawsuit being brought by Washington state’s attorney general against President Donald Trump and the administration over Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees.

The Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos, reports Bezos wrote in an internal email to Amazon employees Monday that company lawyers have prepared a ‘declaration of support’ for the suit. The Post reports the letter says company lawyers ‘are working other legal options as well.’

Fellow Washington state-based tech companies Microsoft and Expedia are also supporting the suit.

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