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Hundreds of business leaders call on Trump to protect 'dreamers'

Hundreds of business leaders call on Trump to protect 'dreamers'

Hundreds of business executives -- from Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and other companies -- are calling upon President Trump to preserve an Obama-era program that allows children brought to the United States illegally to live and work without punishment.

The national coalition on Thursday petitioned Trump to rethink his plans to scrap the five-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as early as Friday.

Doing so would imperil the economy and jeopardize the futures of nearly 800,000 young people, known as "dreamers" - 97 percent of whom are in school or in the workforce, they wrote.

At least 72 percent of the top 25 Fortune 500...

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