127 US technology firms have signed a brief opposing President Trump’s immigration ban. The legal document states that the ban ‘inflicts significant harm’ on their businesses.

The amicus brief allows parties to not directly involved in a case but who feel affected by it, to give a view. It was filed in Washington on Sunday and also includes Apple, Facebook and Microsoft as signatories.

Trump’s executive order halted the entire US refugee programme for 120 days, indefinitely banned Syrian refugees and suspended permission to enter the Us for all nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries. There is currently a nationwide temporary restraining order in place, which was issued on Friday by a federal judge in Washington.

www.bbc.co.uk/technews (7th February 17)