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We here at the Goldwater always keep you in the loop of any unsettling news which the opponents of the Trump administration are trying to push through.
As my colleague reported last week already in his well-investigated piece, the White House Administration has plans to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan.
You can read that story here:
It would now appear that opposition is growing against this plan, from no other than the Californian business elite intent on keeping this plan in place.
A top Silicon Valley executive who wanted to remain anonymous told our colleagues at Axios: "There's no issue that's more gut-wrenching for us. These are people who came out of the shadows, got jobs and mortgages — we see this as betraying fellow Americans. … This is consuming a ton of time at every major company."
At this moment, rumored top CEO’s and business leaders both in tech and retail are keeping quiet as we await the White House Administration’s official move on this, but as soon as it happens, these executives plan to be tough and vocal if President Trump indeed ends the policy.
Trump has before already been faced with an escalating revolt from CEO’s. The list is a long one. It started with the Muslim ban, increased with his climate-change decision, and peaked with his handling of Charlottesville.
And even within his own administration there seems to be some discontent.
Our colleagues at Axios heard one White House official state anonymously that: "This is different. This is families being torn apart. This is something that will follow [the aides] when they go back to real life."
However, senior officials within the Trump administration admit that the majority opinion is that DACA is indeed illegal, and the only way to deal with the problem of illegal immigrants who arrived here as children is for Congress to act. But that would also mean that Mr Paul Ryan has to turn up for work. And that relationship, between Trump and Ryan, is at best a fraught one. Just last week Ryan criticized Trump for pardoning Sheriff Arpaio.
We can’t wait to see how this one turns out.