Apple CEO Tim Cook, in his capacity as the Business Roundtable‘s Immigration Committee Chair, sent a letter to newly inaugurated President of the United States Joe Biden, praising the latter’s commitment to implementing a permanent, legal solution for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cases during his first 100 days in office.
“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,” wrote Cook.
The incredibly conscientious CEO has made his stance on DACA crystal clear, calling it the “biggest issue of our time”.
Cook was among the most outspoken critics of the Trump administration’s decision to do away with the DACA program back in 2017, and immediately pledged his support for the “Dreamers” employed at Apple following the announcement.
While Cook has done everything in his power for the Dreamers at Apple, legislative action from the U.S. government will benefit Dreamers throughout the country.
The CEO also touched on the topic of racial inequity in his letter — a subject he is especially passionate about and led to the inception of Apple’s 100 million USD Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.
The Apple CEO concluded his letter by writing, “We look forward to working with you on this and many other issues as we work toward a more innovative, equitable and prosperous country.”