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Satya Nadella and Microsoft take strong stance against reported end to DACA

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Matthew Hansen

Following reports that the Trump administration may soon end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said in a blog post that “changes would not only negatively impact thousands of hardworking people across the United States, but will be a step backwards for our entire nation.”

The statement was one of two quickly issued by the company after Fox News reported that Trump may roll back the Obama-era program, which allows immigrants who came to the United States as children to stay if they meet certain requirements.

After suggesting at various points that he would end the program, Trump, more recently, seemed to back away from the suggestion.

If reports are accurate, he could now be moving ahead with changes.

Smith notes in his statement that 27 of Microsoft’s employees are DACA beneficiaries.

“They are software engineers with top technical skills; finance professionals driving our business ambitions forward; and retail and sales associates connecting customers to our technologies,” Smith writes.

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