Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Coalition Renewing Push for Immigration Reform

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and others have signed a new letter urging Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that would enable more than 700,000 immigrants to legally work and live in the United States (via CNBC).


    The coalition's letter to help "Dreamers" will be featured in a full-page ad in The New York Times today. The term Dreamers refers to individuals who were brought to the United States at a young age when their parents or guardians illegally immigrated into the country. Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, these people are protected and can gain legal work status in the United States.
    Apple and Tim Cook have been supporting DACA for years, and Cook began writing letters in support of the Dreamers in 2017, after President Donald Trump announced his original plan to phase out DACA over the course of six months. At the time, Cook said that 250 Apple employees are Dreamers: "I stand with them. They deserve our respect as equals and a solution rooted in American values."

    In early 2018, Cook joined more than 100 CEOs in a letter urging Congress to protect DACA. The cause has been renewed this week as the United States government heads into another potential shutdown this Friday.

    Apple has spent increasing amounts of money lobbying the Trump Administration, in 2018 alone spending $6.6 million and in 2017 spending $7.1 million. Apple's lobbying increased significantly after Trump took office, with the company spending more than ever before to influence the current government on issues such as privacy, education, climate change, trade, immigration, tax reform, and patent reform.

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    Article Link: Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Coalition Renewing Push for Immigration Reform
  2. oliversl macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
  3. Pepe4life macrumors regular


    Nov 15, 2018
    Tim Cook spends more time pushing his political views than he does on apple products. Sad!
  4. Surfer13134 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2010
    Tim needs to focus on his products than dealing with politics and worrying about what Trump is doing!
  5. Superhappytree macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2015
    Tim Cook stories are boring. All politics and little else.
  6. Macintoshrumors macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2016
    “Americans are dreamers too” -DJT

    CEOs and Hollywood need to let get off their hypocritical virtue signaling horse and either run for Congress to actually make chances or shut the funk up and let congress do its thing.
  7. TheFluffyDuck macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2012
    I would prefer if corporations stayed out of politics. Behind this veil of empathy, it's in their interest that they support policy that keeps wages low. The actual politics of the dreamers themselves is awkward to say the least. Their parents skated the law, but being a minor they would have had no idea whats going on.
    Break up families, or let them stay and set a precedent, that if you break the law long enough, you will win. Thats a great message to send across the world if you want to control your immigration levels. But sending "back" people who may have only been month old babies when they came to the USA, seems pretty heartless. Good luck resolving that one America.
  8. jhwalker macrumors regular

    May 31, 2011
    Great! To enroll in the DACA system at all, these folks have to PROVE they've never been convicted of a crime, be gainfully employed and contributing to our system, and pay a periodic fee for processing (among other requirements).

    There is no logical reason to deport them to a foreign country.
  9. WestonHarvey1 macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
  10. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    That’s exactly what Americans need, more illegals taking the few jobs that are available

    And McDonald’s isn’t considered a viable job to support yourself
  11. centauratlas macrumors 65816


    Jan 29, 2003
    Bingo. But the odds of that happening seem to be dropping by the minute. In short: control the borders to stop this from happening again, and be compassionate to people already here since they were young.
  12. lkrupp macrumors 6502a

    Jul 24, 2004
    The motive of this coalition is simple. Rather than expend time, effort, and money on improving the education of citizens to fill the high tech jobs they have they’d rather import non citizens who they can pay less and get more work out of instead. It’s capitalism at its best. No altruism here, no social justice, just shear greed for profit.
  13. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2015
    But most are not.
    He campaigned on Mexico paying for the wall, not American tax payers. It's a losing proposition for him no matter how you look at it.
  14. wigby macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2007
    The more clicks and comments, the more of these stories we will see, thanks in part to complainers just like you.
  15. OneBagTravel macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2013
  16. Bornee35 macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2013
  17. Adam Warlock macrumors regular

    Adam Warlock

    Jun 22, 2016
    If only Cook signed a letter addressed to his VPs in support of fewer cost-cutting compromises in his company's products he'd get a far better reaction to his non-Apple initiatives here.
  18. anaudiopro macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2017
    I was just getting ready to say the same thing. Leave politics alone and focus on your computers, bean counter.
  19. thadoggfather macrumors G4


    Oct 1, 2007
    Tim Cook is an open borders globalist. How long will people be in denial of this for?
  20. wigby macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2007
    There is no virtue signaling going on. This is an exchange of money for votes in Congress. Everyone is playing their roles in a system that needs reform.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 11, 2019 ---
    So it Trump when it benefits his own business too.
  21. WannaGoMac, Feb 11, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019

    WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    Serious question. Could you please help me understand why you believe a physical wall would actually stop much illegal immigration? (ps. this is meant to be a civil, calm, discussion, and not poking at one side or another being bad).

    All studies report that a) vast number of illegals are not from sneaking across the Mexico border but rather overstaying their visitor visa b) Physical wall can be bypassed by digging tunnels, a large ladder, etc. c) The cost and resources to build one along the entire wall are massive. This clip from John Oliver summarizes a lot of this discussion (albeit a bit too comical but I didnt have time to start pulling up the assessments from the more serious news sites)

  22. calzon65 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2008
    Tim cook … the politician, champion of human rights, advocate of gay/transgender rights, environmental activist … is he still the CEO of Apple? :rolleyes:
  23. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    Time for him to retire as CEO of Apple and become a politician. Apple needs a tech visionary not a politician to be CEO.
  24. BB8 macrumors regular


    Jan 26, 2016
    Congress hasn't done it's thing. That's the point. A bunch of racists have held up immigration reform for years.
  25. FrenchRoasted macrumors regular


    Sep 21, 2016
    Tim is a supply chain guy and labor is just another expense in that chain. Tim and Apple have a long history of driving down input costs to increase their bottom line, this is no different. Note, all companies do this in order to survive.

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