Tech angry to stop American immigrantenproject

Tech angry to stop American immigrantenproject

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Hundreds of American tech speak out against the stop of the government program DACA, young immigrants who as a child illegally to the US were protection against expulsion.

The American minister of Justice Jeff Sessions announced the stop of DACA Tuesday officially.

DACA was made in 2012 by then-president Obama entered. To estimate, there are about achthonderdduizend sons and daughters of illegal immigrants under DACA. They are ‘Dreamers’ (dreamers), and were as a child by their parents are taken to the US.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook of a “a sad day” for the US. “The decision to DACA to stop is not only wrong,” said Zuckerberg. “It is extremely cruel to give young people the American Dream has to offer, to encourage them, from the shadows to act and the government’s confidence and get them out of there for punishment.”

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Apple CEO Tim Cook announces via Twitter that there are 250 Dreamers at Apple work. “I allow them to. They deserve our respect as equals, and a solution based on American values.”

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella writes on LinkedIn: “Microsoft gives deep to the Dreamers who at Microsoft to work and we support them fully. We will always stand for diversity and economic opportunities for everyone.” The legal head of Microsoft Brad Smith calls the stop DACA “a big step backward for our entire country”.

In addition to the personal declarations have the ceos of hundreds of companies a letter to Trump is drawn, in which they advocate for the preservation of DACA. The letter calls on the two big American parties, the congress and the president to join forces and put together a permanent solution to think for the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers.

The letter is signed by Tim Cook of Apple, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Sundar Pichai of Google, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Reed Hastings of Netflix and Jack Dorsey of Twitter.


Earlier this year, calling American tech also against the view that Trump wanted to enter. Tech are generally very pro-immigration, among other things, that companies to a large extent of knowledge import. The companies see opportunities to easy for immigrants to take Trump to be smaller. Trump wants more jobs for Americans.

icipants of the program of whom the work permit for march 2018 is progressing, until October 5 of this year, the time to get a new one.

President Trump made earlier this week is already known that he is the Congress after the withdrawal of DACA six months time to the fate of the young immigrants to decide. The final destiny of the Dreamers will remain uncertain for the time being.

See also:
Background: What does the American migrantenprogramma DACA?

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