Reportedly, Tim Cook—Apple’s Chief Executive Officer—in a filing to the Supreme Court said that the firm disagrees with President Donald Trump’s judgment to terminate DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), which is the Obama-era plan that guards some immigrants without records from being deported. In a friend-of-the-court brief, Cook and Deidre O’Brien—HR Head—said, “We are distressed at the future of ripping our DACA associates from the fabric of our firm.” President Donald Trump’s government attempt to undo DACA is a part of an extensive effort to constraint immigration, whether it is by family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border or the obligation of a travel prohibition from many majority Muslim nations to the U.S.
During the 2020 presidential campaign, DACA and other immigration issues were in the limelight and likely to be main concerns. Allegedly, DACA deportations can cost the U.S. financial system more than $400 Billion, as per to a 2017 study. Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google also counter Trump’s policies. In June, the Supreme Court stated that it will hear disputes in three cases regarding the legality of the government’s verdict to discontinue DACA. The cases are slated to be argued on November 12, and a verdict is anticipated to be publicized by June. In its brief, Apple said the company would not survive without immigration and that its co-founder Steve Jobs is a son of an immigrant.
Recently, Apple was in news for pulling an app that cautions Hong Kong citizens regarding police activity. Reportedly, Apple has rejected an app that facilitates people across Hong Kong to keep trail of protests and police movements in the city-state through its App Store. The app—HKmap.live—is a Waze-like live record of the anti-ELAB (extradition law amendment bill) displays that have gripped the self-governing region from June, keeping people alongside each other of tear gas firings, road closures, known safe places, and police presence.