Tech companies to lobby for immigrant 'Dreamers' to remain in US

Ivanka Trump daughter and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump talks during a panel at the W20 Summit in Berlin

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Almost two dozen companies are planning to launch an initiative to protect young undocumented immigrants in the US. Almost two dozen big companies have joined the group, including Microsoft, Alphabet's Google, Facebook, Intel, Uber, IBM, and Marriott International.

In early September, the US President Donald trump said about her termination, which was one of his campaign promises. It allowed young undocumented immigrants to work, study and get driver's licenses if they came to this country as children.

The letter came more than a month after the heads of MA community colleges and Boston Public Schools spoke out against the president's plan to end DACA. If their permits expire on or before 5 March 2018, Dreamers could have applied for a second two-year permit before 5 October 2017 - those whose permits expire after 5 March will have to wait until a decision is reached by the United States congress.

Under the DACA program, there is no plan to allow these immigrants to become citizens.

"Children brought to the United States at a young age did not have a choice in the matter and are today Americans in every way but immigration status", the letter stated. In the case of Uber, the company does not require them to provide proof of work eligibility. "They are called Dreamers and, regardless of where they were born, they deserve our respect as equals".

That's according to documents obtained exclusively by Reuters. The group's signup form said that 72% of the top 25 Fortune 500 companies employ those protected by DACA.

Of the company, United in the so-called coalition of "the American dream", will seek from Congress the adoption of a law allowing illegal migrants who arrived in the US before 16 years of age (they are often called "dreamers"), to obtain a work permit in the country.

People march across the Brooklyn Bridge to protest the planned dissolution of DACA in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. September 5, 2017.

Action may come in December, when Congress must pass a spending bill to keep the USA government open.

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