Representatives from Big Tech companies have issued statements on Saturday in favor of the now-ended DACA program, and criticizing the decision to halt it.
A District Court Judge ruled on Friday in favor of a lawsuit launched by a group of state governments, saying that the DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, program was initially created illegally.
The ruling halts any furtherance of the program from this point forward, but does allow for its continuance for people who have already entered into it, whose numbers are approximately 650,000.
The DACA program allowed people who entered the US illegally as a child or as a young adult under 25 years old to have a potential legal path to residency and citizenship, along with work authorization and immunity from deportation. It was originally created in 2012 by the Obama administration, when current president Joe Biden was then Vice President.
According to Reuters, a Google spokesperson stated, "We have long argued in support of this program, filing an amicus brief in this case, and we are very disappointed by the decision."
A Twitter spokesperson also expressed a similar sentiment via email, saying, "Dreamers and immigrants make the United States — and Twitter — better."
Microsoft also echoed the same sentiment, with President Brad Smith calling the ruling "disappointing", and iterated that he was worried about "uncertainty yet again for Dreamers."
Biden himself has voiced similar concerns, and has vowed to find a way to reinstate the DACA program, starting with appealing the recent ruling. He has also asked Congress to act on providing a solid and legal path to citizenship for people in the US illegally.
Join and support independent free thinkers!
We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.
Remind me next month