The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday by 5 to 4 local time that the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program were illegal,media reported. DACA protects young immigrants (often referred to as “dreamers”) who live in the United States without legal permission from deportation.
In this regard, the tech industry’s big men expressed their attitude. Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed support for the Supreme Court ruling on Twitter. “Apple’s 478 Dreamers are members of our family,” he wrote. We are pleased with today’s decision and will continue to fight until DACA protections become permanent. “
Google and Alphabet CEO Sandal Picchay also tweeted that he was encouraged by the decision.
Microsoft President Brad Smith tweeted that the Supreme Court’s ruling was a victory for the United States.
Other high-profile figures, including former President Barack Obama, also responded positively to the ruling.
When the Trump administration first announced plans to end DACA, which Obama established in 2012, tech executives were known to be out and about. Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Picchay and more than 300 others sent a joint letter to Trump expressing their concerns.