Federal court rules DACA must live on, Microsoft issues statement

Arif Bacchus

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About six months ago, Microsoft joined with Princeton University to sue the Trump Administration over the termination of DACA, a program which protects the young undocumented immigrants known as DREAMers. After a long legal battle, a third federal judge came to a decision in the case yesterday and ruled that the program should be restored in full, also causing Microsoft’s Brad Smith to issue a new statement on the ruling.

Smith once again highlighted the importance of DACA and repeated how recipients (DREAMers) do their right part in our society. He also pushed for a legislative solution which will further protect DREAMers. See his full statement below.

“DREAMers grew up in this country, attended our schools, pay taxes and contribute to our communities. We hope this decision will help provide new incentive for the legislative solution the country and these individuals so clearly deserve. As the business community has come to appreciate, a lasting solution for the country’s DREAMers is both an economic imperative and a humanitarian necessity.”

As part of the decision, the judge postponed the effect of his ruling for 90 days. This should give the US Government, and the Trump administration enough time to explain their decision for canceling the program. It also forces the administration to continue renewing applications and accepting new DACA recipients.