City Lab | The Tech Helping Immigrants Hack the Ban

Linda Poon for City Lab

Across the country, designers and coders are coming together to develop tools for communities targeted by Trump’s orders. 

Tech firms are increasingly dipping their toes into politics since President Donald Trump took office. For one thing, they’ve been among the most vocal opposition to his immigration orders. When he floated the idea of a Muslim registry in December, more than a thousand tech employees signed a pledgenot to take part in creating it. Then when he initiated his temporary travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries in January, companies from Apple to Netflix to Microsoft filed a legal brief arguing that the ban posed “significant harm” to businesses.