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Supreme Court DACA ruling blocks Trump administration efforts

Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will fight until DACA's protections are permanent.

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The Trump administration moved to end DACA in 2017.
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In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court decided Thursday that the Trump administration's move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is unlawful. DACA protects young immigrants living in the US without legal permission, sometimes referred to as "Dreamers," from being deported. 

The tech industry is starting to weigh in on the decision. Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter to express support for the Supreme Court's ruling. "The 478 Dreamers at Apple are members of our collective family," he said. "With creativity and passion, they've made us a stronger, more innovative American company. We're glad for today's decision and will keep fighting until DACA's protections are permanent."

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, also tweeted that he was heartened by the decision. 

Microsoft President Brad Smith tweeted that the Supreme Court's "decision is a victory for the country." 

Other notable people, like former President Barack Obama, have also registered positive reactions to the news. 

When the Trump administration first announced plans to end DACA, which was established in 2012 under Obama, tech executives spoke up. Cook, along with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Pichai and more than 300 others, signed a letter to Trump expressing concern.