Mark Zuckerberg just slammed President Donald Trump for phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration (DACA) policy, calling it 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, he said in a Facebook statement.
Zuckerberg underscored the value and positive impact DACA recipients, sometimes referred to as “Dreamers,” can have on their communities.
“The young people covered by DACA are our friends and neighbors. They contribute to our communities and to the economy. I’ve gotten to know some Dreamers over the past few years, and I’ve always been impressed by their strength and sense of purpose. They don’t deserve to live in fear,” he continued.