Marguerite Reardon: The Trump administration killed the Obama program that cuts undocumented children of illegal immigrants some slack, and tech execs are mad about it. Here’s why.
President Donald Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on Tuesday announced the official end to the DACA program. And the tech industry is not happy about it.
A number of tech execs have fiercely defended the program, which gives some 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children a chance to work and study without fear of deportation.
So what is DACA and why are tech executives speaking out against its repeal?
Read on as we put Tuesday’s news in context.
What is the DACA program?
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established in 2012 by President Barack Obama. It grants young people who immigrated illegally…