18.9 C
Houston
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Google Backs Biden Immigration Plans, Covers ‘Dreamer’ Program Fees

Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would support President-elect Joe Biden’s efforts to pass a new U.S. immigration law and would help cover application fees for immigrants seeking lawful work under a threatened government program.

Google said on Wednesday it would pay for the application fees of about 500 young immigrants seeking employment under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

It comes as Google and other big U.S. employers transition from four years of criticizing outgoing President Donald Trump for restricting immigration policy and undermining the companies’ ability to hire foreign-born workers.

Biden said last week that he would propose unspecified immigration legislation to Congress “immediately” upon taking office on Jan. 20. Biden’s Democratic Party will control Congress, boosting the chance his ideas become law.

- Advertisement -

“We will support efforts by the new Congress and incoming Administration to pass comprehensive immigration reform that improves employment-based visa programs that enhance American competitiveness, gives greater assurance to immigrant workers and employers, and promotes better and more humane immigration processing and border security practices,” said Google senior vice president Kent Walker in a blog post.

Walker added Google’s philanthropic arm would donate $250,000 to the organization United We Dream, which helps immigrants unlawfully living in the United States after arriving as children secure work permits and avoid deportation using the deferred action program, or DACA.

A court ruling expected soon threatens to pause renewals and applications for those permits, Walker said. Recipients are often called “Dreamers.”

Google has in the past teamed with fellow large technology companies when making statements on immigration policy. But only one other tech company spoke out on the issue this week.

Uber Technologies Inc told Reuters it continued to support “Dreamers” and welcomed “the new Administration’s effort to reform our nation’s immigration system.”

© 2021 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Newsmax

Latest news

Hollywood & Film Distributors “Shunned” New Khashoggi Documentary Due To Saudi Money

The award-winning director of a new documentary which details the events surrounding the October 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi state agents,...

Currency Wars Are Back | ZeroHedge

By Daniel LacalleThe biggest mistake the Biden administration can make is to follow the siren calls of its competing economies to massively devalue the...

Related news

With Democrat Path to Nuclear Option on Filibuster Closed, Senate Leaders Proceed on Power-Sharing Agreement

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced Monday that a power-sharing agreement in the Senate no longer needs to stipulate that the filibuster rule...

Schumer: We Can ‘Expand’ District, Circuit Courts to Balance out GOP Judges

During an interview aired on Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that one way...

Social Media Post Attempts to Show Blackballing of Kaepernick Was Political, it Fails

Tom Brady is once again headed to the Super Bowl even though he was friends with Donald Trump, while social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick...

Trump Establishes ‘Office of the Former President’ in Florida

Former President Donald Trump has formally established an official post-presidency “Office of the Former President” in Palm Beach County, Florida. “The Office of the Former President”...

China Building Border Walls Along Boundaries with Vietnam, Myanmar

China is working to reinforce and build new border walls along its boundaries with Vietnam and Myanmar, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on...

Rule by Decree: Joe Biden Sets Record for Executive Orders in First Week

President Joe Biden has issued more executive orders in his first week in office — not yet complete, as of this writing — than...