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Tim Cook Not Backing Down From Protecting Dreamers

The Apple CEO said he stood with his young undocumented colleagues.

09/04/2017 05:07 EDT | Updated 09/05/2017 10:32 EDT

Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated his support for undocumented young people who were brought to the U.S. when they were children, tweeting on Sunday morning that he stood with his 250 colleagues who are so-called “Dreamers.”

Reports surfaced over the weekend indicating that President Donald Trump was planning to announce his decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, an Obama-era program that protects Dreamers from deportation and grants them temporary work permits and driver’s licenses.

Cook, who earlier in the week joined business leaders in sending a letter to Trump urging him to preserve DACA, re-emphasized his support on Twitter.

Later on Sunday, Politico and Reuters reported that Trump plans to end DACA with a six-month delay on enforcement. If that happens, Congress could pass legislation and provide a more permanent solution for the nearly 800,000 people DACA currently protects.

Trump is expected to announce his decision on Tuesday.