Execs from Amazon, Microsoft urge Congress to protect Dreamers

Some of the biggest names in tech sent a letter Monday asking Congressional leaders to come up with a legislative solution for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Microsoft President Brad Smith; Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos; Apple CEO Tim Cook; Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; and other industry leaders signed the letter, which was organized by the Coalition for the American Dream. The letter ran as a full-page ad in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.

There are about 700,000 immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and gained authorization to stay and work in the country through President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. In 2017, President Donald Trump announced plans to rescind the program but so far that effort is jammed up in courts.

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