Mark Zuckerberg is one of many tech leaders speaking out in favor of DACA. The people who fall under DACA are known as Dreamers. Trump’s crackdown on the H-1B program, which provides visas for foreign workers, led to public statements from many tech leaders.
Introduced by the Obama administration in 2012, DACA protects the children of illegal immigrants from being deported under certain conditions. The people who fall under DACA are known as Dreamers. On Friday, President Donald Trump is expected to eliminate the program in its entirety.
“Dreamers are vital to the future of our companies and our economy. With them, we grow and create jobs. They are part of why we will continue to have a global competitive advantage,” reads the letter on FWD.us’s website.
Some, like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, are immigrants themselves. So is Google cofounder Sergey Brin. They both employ immigrants, some of whom may benefit from the DACA program. Microsoft shared in a blog post that 27 employees are beneficiaries of DACA.