Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon.com(NASDAQ:AMZN), Google(NASDAQ:GOOG) joat atdustry leaders at push into protect DreamersCNET #Protect_DreamersFebruary 12, 2019
Tech leaders are joining arms to push lawmakers to protect DACA recipients.
More than 100 business leaders — including tech heavyweights like Amazon’s Jeff Bezos , Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg , Google’s Sundar Pichai, Apple’s Tim Cook and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey — signed a letter demanding Congress work on a legislative solution to protect people who have grown up in the US after coming here illegally with their parents.
“Now is the time for Congress to pass a law to provide Dreamers the certainty they need.”
The letter comes as President Donald Trump on Jan. 25 agreed to reopen the government after a 35-day shutdown without the $5.7 billion in funding he’d demanded for a border wall, according to CBS News .
DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, was established in 2012 by then-President Barack Obama.
In 2017, the Trump administration ordered an end to DACA .
In 2018, tech giants including Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon signed a joint letter to Trump and congressional leaders urging them to protect Dreamers.
The Coalition for the American Dream, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Twitter didn’t immediately respond to requests for additional comment.
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