MS To Defend 39 ‘Dreamers’
Microsoft has come out swinging after the Trump Administration said that it would begin to unwind an Obama-era program that shields younger undocumented immigrants from deportation.
The move follows a week of intensifying criticism from technology executives who strongly support the program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), on both moral and economic grounds.
Microsoft chief legal officer Brad Smith said the company is committed to protecting 39 of its employees who have DACA status, also known as “dreamers.”
“If Congress fails to act, our company will exercise its legal rights properly to help protect our employees,” Smith wrote in a company blog.
“If the Government seeks to deport any one of them, we will provide and pay for their legal counsel.”