Google recently said that it would pay for the 500 people applying to be DACA’s recipients. DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals as Obama-era program’s future comes into question so that Google will pay for app charges.
A month ago, a nine states’ coalition challenged the program’s legality under the watchful eye of a federal judge in Texas. The case brings vulnerability for countless individuals depending on the program, called dreamers.
The company said through its philanthropic arm Google.org that it would award a $250,000 grant to the United We Dream organization. This organization works on the sake of undocumented youth. The money that would be awarded will be used to pay for 500 DACA apps costing $495 each.
The extended support immigration reform has with Google and other Silicon Valley companies since it gives them access to worldwide talent. In June, President Donald Trump gave a chief order temporarily freezing work visas, amid the COVID-19 pandemic including the tech industry’s popular H1-B visas. Google CEO, in response, tweeted that from today’s proclamation, he was disappointed.
Google’s senior vice president of global affairs, Kent Walker, explained in a blog post that they know this is just an impermanent solution and they require legislation that not only protects Dreamers but as well as conveys other truly necessary changes.
Google has attracted criticism in the previous with regards to immigration. Workers upset with Trump administration’s immigration policies stood up a year ago against the company after it was reported that the cloud software of Google has licensed to Border and Customs Protection.
A Google executive at the time reportedly guarded the deal as explaining that the technology from the company was not being used for the southern border’s immigration requirement.
In 2019, the company was additionally called out by Employees when the search giant recruited previous Homeland Security official Miles Taylor, who had been involved in separating families at the Mexican-American border with the Trump administration’s policy. He additionally openly safeguarded the policy that banned people from entering in the US from seven Muslim-majority countries.