San Francisco, Sept 1: Soon after it was reported that US President Dold Trump may roll back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, Microsoft CEO Satya della and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith have criticised the presidential stance.
The DACA programme was established by former US President Barack Obama to shield hundreds of thousands of undocumented youths from deportation. The criticism was followed by two separate statements by della and Smith.
“Ending DACA will drastically disrupt the lives of these individuals who willingly came forward to register with the federal government. They could lose their jobs and risk deportation,” Smith added. The Microsoft executive also said that this repeal would also have significant economic consequences and it could cost the American economy $460.3 billion in GDP and $24.6 billion in Social Security and Medicare tax contributions over the course of a decade. (IANS)