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Microsoft wants it known that the U.S. should not deport illegal immigrants, for economic reasons.
The company’s president, Brad Smith, tweeted on June 28 that “DREAMers make our country, community, and company stronger.” In his tweet, he said, “Congress needs to act.” This was in response to an announcement from the Supreme Court on the same day, which agreed to hear a case filed by Microsoft and Princeton University that would challenge the Trump administration’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
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According to OpenSecrets.org, Microsoft contributed $2,667,693 to Democratic Congressional candidates in 2018, both for House and Senate seats. Microsoft only donated $548,639 to Republican candidates. The company has also spent more than $9.5 million in lobbying in 2018 alone. Microsoft has plenty of financial clout when it comes to determining what kind of legislation could be introduced in the House or in the Senate.
Smith tweeted that the protection of those included in DACA “is both a humanitarian obligation...
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