BRT Immigration Committee Chair Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple, today sent a letter to President Biden applauding his efforts to make a permanent legal solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients a priority in his first 100 days. The letter is available here and below.
The Honorable Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
The President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President,
Congratulations on your inauguration as President. On behalf of Business Roundtable, I want to commend you and share our appreciation for your executive action preserving protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. We also want to thank you for making a permanent legal solution for DACA a priority in your First 100 Days, an effort we deeply support.
There are so many pressing issues facing us today – from a raging pandemic to racial inequity and economic challenge. But in times of crisis, it is particularly important that we hold firm to our values. As we work to unify our country and navigate the many challenges ahead, providing permanent legal status for Dreamers is a crucial part of much-needed comprehensive immigration reform and will help us live up to our nation’s highest ideals.
For our companies, Dreamers are invaluable members of our team. These are young people who represent the best of our country – a place where individuals, in all our diversity, can come together to realize the American Dream and build a better future for the next generation. They know America as home and deserve the chance to pursue the same opportunities this country has long fostered.
Thank you for your leadership, your service to our country, and your commitment to advocating for our nation’s Dreamers. We look forward to working with you on this and many other issues as we work toward a more innovative, equitable and prosperous country.
Chair, Immigration Committee