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Not So Crazy Dreamers

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Happy Friday.

Reuters is reporting that nearly two dozen major companies in technology and other industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that would allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency.

The Coalition for the American Dream intends to ask Congress to pass bipartisan legislation this year that would allow these immigrants, often referred to as “Dreamers,” to continue working in the United States, the documents said.

Alphabet Inc’s Google, Microsoft Corp, Facebook Inc, Intel Corp, Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], IBM Corp, Marriott International Inc and other top U.S. companies are listed as members, one of the documents shows.
– via U.S.

Reuters continues by asserting that the push for this legislation comes after U.S. President Donald Trump’s September decision to allow the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to expire in March

 

“Dreamers are part of our society, defend our country, and support our economy,” said one of the coalition documents, which is being shared by the group to recruit additional companies.
– via U.S.

Written by turbotodd

October 20, 2017 at 8:47 am

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