Apple CEO Tim Cook also condemned the president’s action. In a company-wide email issued yesterday, Cook said he is “deeply dismayed that 800,000 Americans —including more than 250 of our Apple coworkers —may soon find themselves cast out of the only country they’ve ever called home.”
— John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) September 5, 2017
Cook pledged that Apple will offer any employees affected by the change the “support they need, including the advice of immigration experts.” He noted that he had spoken with several of the company’s DREAMers over the weekend and that some of them have no memory of their lives before they came to the United States.
The typically reserved Cook has often avoided direct confrontation with the Trump administration, although he has sparred with the president and government officials more than once over transgender rights and the removal of climate change from the government lexicon.
Cook tweeted yesterday in support of Dreamers:
#Dreamers contribute to our companies and our communities just as much as you and I. Apple will fight for them to be treated as equals.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 5, 2017
He also tweeted his support for DACA earlier this week.
250 of my Apple coworkers are #Dreamers. I stand with them. They deserve our respect as equals and a solution rooted in American values.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) September 3, 2017