South Bay Dreamers Hopeful After Ruling Blocks Executive Order To End DACA

Alfred Osborne
January 13, 2018

However, the vast majority of the American people and members of Congress agree that these issues should be addressed, and there is achievable middle ground to do so.

That's the name for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.

The letter was signed by more than a hundred major executives, including Facebook's Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergFacebook profit soars amid new pressure from lawmakers Zuckerberg asks for forgiveness amid reports of Facebook's role in elections Interior Department canceled climate expert meeting with Zuckerberg: report MORE, Tim Cook of Apple, Microsoft president Brad Smith, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam.

It comes as the clock continues to count down for Congress to find a solution for the young immigrants known as "Dreamers" before President Donald Trump will cancel an Obama-era executive order known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Action).

But the fate of those protections has become an open question ever since President Trump moved to rescind DACA in September. But CEOs from IBM, Dropbox, Microsoft and many more are asking Congress to pass a permanent piece of legislation before the end of next week to allow so-called Dreamers to continue living in the U.S., so long as they are now living, working, and contributing to their communities.

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They said that not only would the termination cause "a tremendous upheaval in the lives of DACA employees", but that not passing legislation in a prompt manner "will lead to businesses losing valuable talent, cause disruptions in the workforce and will result in significant costs". This window of action leaves only 45 days for implementation prior to March 5th'.

The letter claims that allowing the program to expire could cost the U.S. economy $215 billion. However, the ball is still in our court and we are running out of time. Silicon Valley executives were among the most vocal opponents of the White House's decision to end the program, often citing a CATO Institute study that found that ending DACA could cost the US economy $215 billion. He has also urged Congress to act on the matter before the program officially ends.

Tech leaders have once again come together to fight a decision made by the Trump administration.

Tran said she thinks students' large numbers will force politicians to listen to their concerns and support a DREAM Act. It is set to publish in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as a full-page ad on Thursday.

There have been several versions of the DREAM Act, and Democrats will push for the most expansive iteration and pretend it is identical to a legislative fix for DACA.

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