More Than 100 CEOs Call For Laws to Protect US 'Dreamer' Immigrants

Last Updated: Feb 12 2019 11:14

WASHINGTON: According to the sources, US lawmakers to protect immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children, More than 100 corporate leaders and other prominent figures.

A full-page ad in The New York Times on Monday, In an open letter to Congress, the heads of General Motors, Facebook, Coca Cola, Apple, Amazon, Google, AT&T and Microsoft, among others, said these immigrants, known as "Dreamers," were a boon to the US economy and a dedicated workforce.

"These are our friends, neighbours and co-workers and they should not have to wait for court cases to be decided to determine their fate when Congress can act now," the executives said in the letter.

The letter said, "Studies by economists across the ideological spectrum have determined that if Congress fails to act, our economy could lose $350 billion in GDP and the federal government could lose $90 billion in tax revenue,"

"We have seen time and again that the overwhelming majority of Americans of all political backgrounds agree that we should protect Dreamers from deportation."