Tim Cook and other CEOs pen letter to President Biden in support of DACA
What you need to know
- Tim Cook is one of over 90 CEOs who have penned a letter to U.S. President Joe Biden.
- The letter urges the administration to work with Congress and pass legislation that protects the program.
Tim Cook, along with over ninety other CEOs of the biggest companies in the United States, has penned a letter to President Joe Biden over the recent ruling on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
As reported by Bloomberg, the letter urges the administration to work with Congress to pass legislation that protects the program and gives those in it a pathway to citizenship.
Our Apple family includes hundreds of Dreamers. They deserve a clear path to citizenship, and I'm proud to join many leaders in affirming our support for this important legislation. https://t.co/0vYudQepGJOur Apple family includes hundreds of Dreamers. They deserve a clear path to citizenship, and I'm proud to join many leaders in affirming our support for this important legislation. https://t.co/0vYudQepGJ— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) July 29, 2021July 29, 2021
The letter, which was also signed by Google's Sundar Pichai, Microsoft's Brad Smith, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, points out that the policies currently set forward concerning DACA have received overwhelming support.
Today's letter is not the first time that Tim Cook and Apple have fought to protect the program. Just last year, the CEO supported and lauded a Supreme Court decision to protect the program after the Trump administration had sought to have it removed.
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