There are many reasons Motivate stands in strong opposition to President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily banning all visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

At a fundamental level we believe everyone deserves the same protections and access to all this country has to offer.

We also have concerns about the legality of such an order. That’s why we joined nearly 100 leading tech companies, including Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Uber, Airbnb and Mozilla, in officially filing an appeal against it. More than 50 years ago, Congress prohibited discrimination on the basis of national origin. This recent Order violates that law, and our Constitution.

Finally, placing severe restrictions on immigration is bad for business. If our country’s reputation is tarnished, it becomes more difficult for us to compete for global business. If we can’t hire from a global talent pool, our ability to innovate will be weakened significantly. Immigration and entrepreneurship have always gone hand in hand. We all benefit from the immense talent, creativity and energy immigrants bring to the tech sector and beyond.

Like all of the greatest American companies, Motivate’s employees, customers and clients hail from all corners of the map and represent every faith and background. That diversity is our greatest asset; it makes us a stronger and more dynamic company. And we are prepared to do what it takes to ensure that inclusiveness and equality remain guiding principles for both our company and our country.

Motivate Joins Tech Leaders Filing Brief Against U.S. Immigration Executive Order — Motivate

Motivate Joins Tech Leaders Filing Brief Against U.S. Immigration Executive Order

There are many reasons Motivate stands in strong opposition to President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily banning all visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

At a fundamental level we believe everyone deserves the same protections and access to all this country has to offer.

We also have concerns about the legality of such an order. That’s why we joined nearly 100 leading tech companies, including Apple, Twitter, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Uber, Airbnb and Mozilla, in officially filing an appeal against it. More than 50 years ago, Congress prohibited discrimination on the basis of national origin. This recent Order violates that law, and our Constitution.

Finally, placing severe restrictions on immigration is bad for business. If our country’s reputation is tarnished, it becomes more difficult for us to compete for global business. If we can’t hire from a global talent pool, our ability to innovate will be weakened significantly. Immigration and entrepreneurship have always gone hand in hand. We all benefit from the immense talent, creativity and energy immigrants bring to the tech sector and beyond.

Like all of the greatest American companies, Motivate’s employees, customers and clients hail from all corners of the map and represent every faith and background. That diversity is our greatest asset; it makes us a stronger and more dynamic company. And we are prepared to do what it takes to ensure that inclusiveness and equality remain guiding principles for both our company and our country.