Apple CEO Tim Cook told President BidenÂ in a letter Friday thatÂ providing permanent legal status for “Dreamers” is a crucial part of any comprehensive immigration reform.
Cook said that immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children are â€œinvaluable members of our team.” He wrote to Biden on behalf of the Business Roundtable, where he serves as immigration committee chair.Â
â€œThese are young people who represent the best of our country â€” a place where individuals, in all our diversity, can come together to realize the American Dream and build a better future for the next generation. They know America as home and deserve the chance to pursue the same opportunities this country has long fostered,â€� Cook wrote.Â
He commended Biden for his executive action preserving protections for members of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)Â program. Former President TrumpDonald Trump‘QAnon Shaman’ willing to testify in impeachment trial, lawyer says Boebert clashes with Parkland survivor on Twitter: ‘Give your keyboard a rest, child’ Overnight Defense: FEMA asks Pentagon to help with vaccinations |Â US says Taliban has ‘not met their commitments’ |Â Army investigating Fort Hood chaplain MORE had attempted to end the DACA program in 2017, but the Supreme Court blocked the move.
Cook also expressed his support, on behalf of the Business Roundtable, for making a permanent legal solution for DACA a priority in Bidenâ€™s first 100 days as president.
Biden has repeatedly voiced support for a path to citizenship for Dreamers, including it in his legislative proposal to overhaul the immigration system.
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