Apple, IBM among tech companies challenging Trump's effort to revoke DACA
IBM, Google, Lyft, Microsoft, Salesforce and Twitter were among a number of big-name tech companies filing a brief Wednesday in support of a legal challenge to President Trump's effort to end the DACA, a program that protected from deportation those brought to the U.S. as young children. Apple filed its own brief in the case. The companies are supporting an effort by several state Attorneys General to get an injunction keeping the federal government from ending the program.
Why it matters: This issue is of particular importance to tech companies and their workforce and leaders have been especially outspoken on their commitment to seeing Dreamers-protected. Wednesday's move follows an earlier letter to Trump signed by dozens of tech company leaders as well as separate pushes from Microsoft, Apple, and IBM, among others to either get Trump to change course or convince Congress to take action.