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Microsoft proposes 'case-by-case exception' process for immigration ban

Microsoft Corp. proposed a "case-by-case exception" process for the executive order on immigration by the Trump administration, according to a Feb. 2 official blog post.

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said the government could ease the program for people with a valid non-immigrant work visa, an F-1 student visa, and for the immediate family member of non-immigrant visa holders.

Smith pointed that under Section 3(g) of the executive order, the president expressly authorized the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security to grant exceptions on a case-by-case basis, adding that the formal request is a proposal to create a process to grant exceptions that will allow responsible known travelers with pressing needs to re-enter the country.

A previous report indicated that U.S. tech giants, including Amazon.com Inc., Alphabet Inc.'s Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and Microsoft, as well as companies from other sectors, are working together on an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump to express concern over his recent immigration ruling.