Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted his support for immigrants on Sunday as President Donald Trump considers ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Trump is scheduled to make an announcement on Tuesday about the future of DACA, which protects immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children.
Cook was one of dozens of chief executives in the U.S. who signed a letter last week urging Trump to preserve the DACA program initiated by former President Barack Obama.
In the letter, the CEOs said that “Dreamers are vital to the future of our companies and our economy. With them, we grow and create jobs. They are part of why we will continue to have a global competitive advantage.”
Cook also rebuked Trump last month for the president’s controversial remarks about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying Trump needed to make an "unequivocal" denouncement of the neo-Nazi rally, CNBC reported.
As part of the criticism, Cook announced that Apple would donate $1 million each to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League in an effort to help combat hate groups.
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