Jul 11, 2020 - Economy & Business

Coalition of businesses urges Trump to keep DACA in place following SCOTUS ruling


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A collection of business executives including those of Apple, Facebook, Google and General Motors urged President Trump in a letter on Saturday to keep DACA in place following a recent Supreme Court ruling that deemed the administration's original attempt to shutter the program unconstitutional, the New York Times reports.

Why it matters: Approximately 800,000 young immigrants rely on DACA as their means to remain in the U.S. Business leaders argued in the letter that deporting DACA recipients would negatively impact the economy and the fight against the coronavirus.

  • "DACA recipients have been critical members of our work force, industries, and communities for years now, and they have abided by the laws and regulations of our country in order to maintain their DACA status," the letter notes.
  • "This is no time to disrupt the economic recovery of our companies and communities, nor time to jeopardize the health and safety of these vulnerable individuals."

What to watch: Trump has suggested he will again attempt to end the DACA program in spite of the Supreme Court decision, per the Times.

Read the letter, provided to Axios by an industry source:

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