Amazon Asks Administration to Spare ‘Documented Dreamers’

 Joins other tech giants in letter to Homeland Security.

On Tuesday, a group of large American tech companies wrote a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, asking them to delay the deportation of “documented Dreamers”. Companies like Amazon, Google, Twitter, and IBM employ over 200,000 young adults who could lose their legal immigration status by not having it renewed before the age of 21, largely due to the pandemic-induced backlog of paperwork processing.

“There is intense competition in the world to be at that technological edge, and the only way you get to that technological edge is by having the world’s best talent,” said Karan Bhatia, Google vice president of government affairs and public policy. “We do have our highest and innovative work in the United States, so for these folks to be fully utilized, it would be optimal to have them in the United States.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For DHS officials as they consider businesses’ request to extend legal immigration status for workers.
  • For migrant workers living in the U.S. on H-2B visas.
  • For Secretary Mayorkas to seek God’s discernment as he heads the department.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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