Yesterday, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in the case Texas v. United States, challenging the lawfulness of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Microsoft Vice Chair and President Brad Smith issued this statement in response:
“Dreamers, brought to this country by parents in search of a better life, have lived with uncertainty for far too long. Today’s decision makes their future as uncertain as ever.
“Microsoft filed one of the original lawsuits with Princeton University and a Princeton student when DACA was first rescinded because protecting Dreamers is both a humanitarian necessity and an economic imperative. Ultimately, we need Congress to enact a bipartisan legislative solution.”
Editor’s note: Below is a timeline of Microsoft’s support for DACA.
- 2017: New federal lawsuit seeks to preserve DACA – Microsoft On the Issues
- 2018: The country needs to get immigration right – Microsoft On the Issues
- 2020: A Supreme Court ruling upholds the rights of the nation’s Dreamers – Microsoft On the Issues
- 2021: Microsoft and Princeton urge strong protections for Dreamers in DACA rulemaking – Microsoft On the Issues