Last March, Intel signed an amicus brief filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the University of California Regents’ case arguing that the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is invalid. On Wednesday, April 11, we and more than 100 other companies signed a new amicus brief filed in United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in support of the appeal brought by several US states against the administration and Department of Homeland Security, and once again arguing against the rescission of DACA. As before, Intel and the other signatories of the brief believe that the DACA recipients, popularly known as “Dreamers”, contribute to the US economy, and that rescinding their status will harm the Dreamers, the companies that employ them, and the economy.
Intel, along with many other major US companies, is a member of the Coalition for the American Dream. Last January the Coalition published an open letter calling on Congress to take legislative action to resolve the status of Dreamers so that they can remain and work in the United States. We continue to urge Congress to take such action, regardless of the outcome of this particular case.