The executive order temporarily suspends the country's entire refugee programme, indefinitely bars Syrian refugees from entering and imposes a 90-day ban on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan.
The lawsuit, filed by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, aims to prove that President Trump's order, which temporarily bars nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, is unconstitutional. No nation is better at harnessing the energies and talents of immigrants.
Since Amazon pledged its support for the state's action, other tech companies have been quick to follow suit.
"To our employees in the U.S. and around the world who may be directly affected by this order, I want you to know that the full extent of Amazon's resources are behind you", Amazon.com's chief executive, Jeff Bezos, said in a note to employees.
To our employees in the US and around the world who may be directly affected by this order, I want you to know that the full extent of Amazon's resources are behind you. "Expedia believes that the executive order jeopardises its corporate mission and could have a detrimental impact on its business and its employees, as well as the broader U.S. and global travel and tourism industry", Robert Dzielak, Expedia's executive vice president and general counsel, said in a statement.
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Microsoft isn't the only Washington State-based corporation to support the lawsuit: Amazon and Expedia have both signed on as well.
On Monday, Bezos followed up to a message sent to all employees from Amazon vice president of human resources Beth Galetti that recommended that employees from banned countries refrain from travel. It also mentions employees whose travel could be restricted. At least 1,000 of its customers hold passports from the seven countries, the company says.
It has set off a string of reactions from fellow tech leaders: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared a post on Friday about his concerns with the executive order.
The company is providing legal counsel and immigration services to all employees affected by Trump's order, he said. And while Microsoft, Amazon and others don't weigh in on that legal argument, they do point out immigration is crucial to their business.
In Expedia's declaration of support, the company said it is working with each of the affected travelers to find solutions and says the order "creates significant difficulties for the operation of Expedia's business". On Monday, Reuters reported that Microsoft would also be cooperating with the attorney general's office as well.