Leading corporations and colleges and universities are mobilizing to protect recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as minors.
President Trump is winding down the program over the next six months, saying it’s up to Congress to do something about the nearly 800,000 people who are enrolled.
The average age of a DACA recipient, commonly referred to as a “Dreamer,” is 22; many are attending school, while others are working legally at some of America’s biggest companies.
The group FWD.us, which pushed for Trump to keep the program, estimates that at least 72 percent of the 25 largest-grossing corporations in the United States employ DACA recipients. . . .
“In short, if Dreamers who are our employees are in court, we will be by their side.”
Click to read the full story. By Megan R. Wilson – 09/12/17 06:00 AM EDT