According to the story linked below, at least a couple of US corporate powerhouses are willing to go toe-to-toe with the US government over Trump’s plan to kill DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
Those who think Trump’s actions unfair (or otherwise morally suspect) are sure to cheer.
As always, if you like this move by Microsoft and Apple, you should ask yourself: would I be as enthusiastic about a corporation flexing its legal muscles to fight a government policy that I approved of? The answer to that question will help you determine whether you approve of these corporate tactics, or just their intended outcomes.
LINK: APPLE, MICROSOFT STEP UP TO DEFEND DREAMERS FROM DEPORTATION (from Wired)
TECH EXECUTIVES ARE near-unanimous in condemning the Trump administration’s plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. But some are going further than others in promising to help employees affected by the move.
Microsoft and Apple are offering the most full-throated defense of “Dreamers”—undocumented individuals who have been in the US since they were young and registered with the federal government to get work permits.
“If Congress fails to act, our company will exercise its legal rights properly to help protect our employees,” Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith wrote in a blog post Tuesday….
What do you think?