Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was quick to rip President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Obama-era immigration policy known as DACA in a statement on Tuesday, urging Congress to pass legislation that gives so-called Dreamers a pathway to citizenship.
Just hours after Trump told Congress to “get ready to do your job,” the Facebook
CEO — himself the subject of much speculation about mounting a presidential run — made his own demand to lawmakers and decried Trump’s decision on rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
‘The decision to end DACA is not just wrong. It is particularly cruel to offer young people the American Dream, encourage them to come out of the shadows and trust our government, and then punish them for it.’
Zuckerberg has long been involved in immigration reform, co-founding the organization FWD.us in 2013 and coordinating a letter from tech executives in support of DACA on Aug. 31.
He has denied that he is planning to run for office. Still, his plans to visit every state in the country and the political hires he has made at the philanthropic foundation he runs with his wife have added fuel to the speculation that he’s seeking office.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Trump’s decision at the Justice Department Tuesday morning.
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