Apple’s Tim Cook defends DACA, Dreamers


Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers the keynote address during the 2019 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 03, 2019 in San Jose, California. The WWDC runs through June 7. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(CNN) ⁠— Apple is taking a public stand on a key immigration issue.

The company and its CEO, Tim Cook, said Apple employs 443 Dreamers in 36 states, coming from 25 countries.

Cook is defending DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

It was an Obama-era program that gave protection from deportation for certain undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

Those individuals are referred to as “Dreamers.”

President Donald Trump rescinded DACA in a 2017 executive action that faced several legal challenges and will soon be taken up by the Supreme Court.

Apple’s recent statements on the issue came in a “friend of the court” filing in cases pending at the high court.

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