Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the Seattle-based company supports a lawsuit filed by Washington state’s attorney general against President Donald Trump and the administration over Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees.
Fellow Washington state-based companies Microsoft and Expedia are also supporting the suit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Monday.
The complaint and motion for an emergency temporary restraining order says the restrictions on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries is damaging Washington state’s economy and hurting its companies.
“We’re a nation of immigrants whose diverse backgrounds, ideas and points of view have helped us build and invent as a nation for over 240 years,” Bezos said Monday in an internal email to Amazon employees. “No nation is better at harnessing the energies and talents of immigrants. It’s…