Tim Cook Speaks About DACA, Coding, and More at Bloomberg's First 'Global Business Forum'

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    Apple CEO Tim Cook attended Bloomberg's Global Business Forum today alongside former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. He discussed several topics, ranging from DACA and human rights to education and the environment.

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    Cook said "dreamers," or individuals who were brought to the United States at a young age when their parents or guardians illegally immigrated to the country," only know the United States as home and deeply love the country.

    He added that "we all started somewhere" and "we are all descendants of immigrants."


    DACA, which the Trump administration moved to end earlier this month, allowed many illegal immigrants who entered the United States at age 16 or under to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation, and eligibility for a work permit in the country.

    Trump gave U.S. Congress a six-month window to try to "fix" and legalize the Obama-era policy before phasing it out. Nearly 800,000 undocumented individuals belong to the program, including over 250 Apple employees.

    In a letter to employees, Cook said Apple will advocate for a legislative solution that provides permanent protections for all "dreamers" in the United States. He also said Apple would "provide them and their families the support they need, including the advice of immigration experts."

    Cook added that "all companies should have values," since they are nothing more than "a collection of people."

    As for education, Cook said Apple has been pushing for students to learn coding at all levels, ranging from K-12 schools to community colleges:
    Apple's App Development with Swift is being offered at more than 30 community college systems across the United States this school year.

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    I mean, unless you're a Native American. Though technically they migrated here from the fertile crescent. I'm about a quarter Cherokee looking at my ancestry on both sides—so get off my lawn! ;)
     
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    People need to stop complaining about Tim Cook being political. Apple is a globalist neo-liberal company. Love it or leave it!

    The best part are all the people that complain about open-borders and free-trade liberalism while taking advantage of it. Oh yah, I'm sure you're willing to pay double for an iPhone produced in USA, or that you're willing to pay 4x more for fruits and vegetables picked by American labor. LOL.

    Ultimately we Americans need to open our borders to allow for unfettered immigration. It would be a good way to destroy conservative culture, which we do not need in this country. Conservatives are just harmful to our economy and they do not produce anything useful.

    The world wants to buy liberal products, not conservative products.
     
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    Cook said "dreamers," or individuals who were brought to the United States at a young age when their parents or guardians illegally immigrated to the country,"...

    Credit to MacRumors for using the word “illegally.” It’s an important distinction and I’m honestly surprised the word was used.
     
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    The real dreamers are those who hope to see him elected as US President.
     
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    Hook 'em young, Tim. Hook 'em young.

    An old school strategy of the Columbian cartels.

    (ok, did i go too far there?)
     
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    These virtue-signaling Leftists should ask those Native Americans of whom they speak so highly how uncontrolled immigration worked out for them...
     
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    Someone should tell the Righties stop blaming brown people for all your problems. It's the wealthy that are taking advantage of the system and keep doing so when you elected an elitist into government.
     
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    bahahahahahahahahahahaah nope.... maybe a gov of CA but the electoral system wont vote for him, no way.
     
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    No offense, dude.

    But how do we know you do [deeply love this country]?
     
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    Hence why it’s idiotic for Cook to make a comment like that.
     
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    Weak. So weak it's boring.
     
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    My only question about dreamers is that most (if not all) are adults now. Why have they not applied for citizenship? They pay $500 every two years since they "came out". Why stay on a "work/school visa" to be here? They have passed all the background investigations for DACA, why hesitate to become citizens?

    Ok, I lied...there are three questions...
     
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    Agree. Cook is always hyperbolic. And speaks with sound bites.

    But, on the issue at hand, I believe that love for country cannot be inferred by place of birth. And vice versa.
     
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    You know the thing about Tim Cook that people find egregious. He is a man selling us phones and computers. Now would you listen to the man who sold you a washing machine talk about politics? Tim seems to think he has the right to mouth off because he believes his products are magical and so are his utterings. Either get into politics or shut up.
     
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    I mean, if Donald can do it, why not Tim? At least Tim hasn't been bankrupt, runs a more successful company, and seems to at least give half a crap about all people—not just the ones who look like him. I don't think Tim would be a great president, but he'd be good enough. The standards are pretty low nowadays, lol. I think if he actually tries it, there will have to be a certain period of time between him leaving Apple and running. I'm sure Apple PR doesn't want them to seem any more partisan than they already appear. But I'd rather not see him run, because I'm tired of businessmen running the country.
     
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    Cook added that "all companies should have values," since they are nothing more than "a collection of people."

    Right. Except in China. Apple is ok with not having values in regards to anything in China.
     
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    While I do agree with your premise, The same could be said about politicians getting involved with business.
     
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    Is there anything this guy loves more than interviews?
     
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    How? They are in a country illegally, and DACA only give them permission to work, but not citizenship.
     
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    You could argue that people that made mistakes, learnt from them, then achieved the highest position to arise to are doing a pretty good job.
     
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    I agree which is why I think it’s ridiculous to suggest all dreamers love this country.

    Something odd about Cook speaking in this whisper tone when he’s doing an interview. It just sounds weird.
     

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