A handful of major technology companies and brands are putting their heads together in the name of the DREAMers.
After President Donald Trump's announcement to end DACA by March, many well-known organizations were against his decision. Big player companies such as Uber, Intel, Alphabet Inc's Google and more are teaming together by creating "The Coalition for the American Dream," which intends to persuade Congress to allow young immigrants to stay.
According to documents seen by Reuters, over a dozen major organizations plan to launch this coalition to demand that Congress, who are left to decide the fate of DACA recipients, allow them to stay in the United States legally. The group's signup form mentions that 72 percent of the top 25 Fortune 500 companies employ DREAMers – out of the 800,000 recipients who contribute to the betterment of our society, it's no surprise that they have made it so far. Now that Congress has to decide in the upcoming months, the Coalition for the American Dream intends to work hard to protect these young immigrants.
"Uber joined the Coalition for the American Dream because we stand with the Dreamers. We've also held town halls, provided legal support and launched an online Dreamer Resource Center for any of our drivers," said Uber Spokesperson Matthew Wing in a statement.
Major tech communities like Microsoft Corp, Facebook Inc., and IBM Corp are members of the coalition as well, according to documents that Reuters first reported. Though they are members, they were not as quick to declare their involvement as other companies, and it seems as though the group's plans could be subject to change. Nevertheless, these organizations are using their power in technology and other aspects of business for the better, and we're here for it.
With the mindset of executives like Mark Zuckerberg who helped by starting the pro-immigration reform group back in 2013, these significant enterprises can make a real change in society. These young immigrants need all the support they can get now more than ever. After all, they not only defend our country and support our economy, they also share their intellect and these major companies recognize their worth.