As President Trump prepares to withdraw DACA, many people are very concerned about the "Dreamers" who may be deported, including many Fortune 500 companies.
DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - provides renewable 2 year deferments and eligibility for work permits for certain illegal immigrants who entered the country as children. The Obama-era policy has allowed thousands of young people to finish their education and to work.
Apple CEO Tim Cook notes that Apple employs 250 "Dreamers". In a letter to employees Cook said "Dreamers who work at Apple may have been born in Canada or Mexico, Kenya or Mongolia, but America is the only home they’ve ever known. They grew up in our cities and towns, and hold degrees from colleges across the country. They now work for Apple in 28 states."
"On behalf of the hundreds of employees at Apple whose futures are at stake, on behalf of their colleagues and on behalf of the millions more across America who believe, as we do, in the power of dreams, we issue an urgent plea for our leaders in Washington to protect the Dreamers so their futures can never be put at risk in this way again.”