Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out Against Trump DACA Decision


CORRECTS TO SAY THAT PHOTO WAS TAKEN DURING PREPARATION FOR THE SUMMIT ON WEDNESDAY, NOT THE ACTUAL SUMMIT ON THURSDAY - In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks in preparation for the Facebook Communities Summit, in Chicago, in advance of an announcement of a new Facebook initiative designed to spur people to form more meaningful communities with Facebook's groups feature. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO posted on his social media platform about his feelings on Jeff Sessions’ Tuesday announcement that the Trump administration was ‘winding down’ the program.

‘This is a sad day for our country. 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 wrote in his Facebook post. ‘DACA protects 800,000 Dreamers — young people brought to this country by their parents. Six months from today, new DACA recipients will start to lose their ability to work legally and will risk immediate deportation every day,’ he added.

Zuckerberg also called on Congress to act on legislation to grant people previously protected under DACA a pathway to citizenship.

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