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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 09:31 AM

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's ready to 'fight until my toes point up' to protect DACA

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's ready to 'fight until my toes point up' to protect DACA
Gabe Ortiz for Daily Kos
Daily Kos Staff
Saturday November 30, 2019 · 8:00 PM EST


Apple CEO Tim Cook said he’s ready to “fight until my toes point up” to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that is currently allowing hundreds of his employees—and 700,000 young people nationally—to work legally and live from from the fear of deportation. “I am focused on DACA,” he told ABC News. “We have 450 folks in Apple, employed at Apple, who are employed on DACA. I want those folks protected. Not just the 450 but the broader DACA people in America."

Cook’s remarks followed an “unprecedented” decision by Apple to file a legal brief in support of the program at the Supreme Court, which earlier this month heard oral arguments around the Trump administration’s unlawful and cruel decision to end the program in 2017. "Our interest in this case is simple,” Apple executives, including Cook, said in the filing. “We are distressed at the prospect of ripping our DACA colleagues from the fabric of our company.”

“One of Apple’s core values is the belief that equal opportunities should be available for all, regardless of background,” the brief continued. “The United States is at its best when all people are free to pursue their dreams. Our country has enjoyed unparalleled success by welcoming people from around the world who seek to make a better life for themselves and their families, no matter their backgrounds. DACA is an embodiment of those ideals.”


One Apple employee named in the brief, “D.O.,” described how he taught himself to code as a way to help support his mom. “I knew I needed to do everything I could, work as hard as I could, to get a job that would allow her to stop working in the fields,” he said in the filing. Today, he’s a valued member at Apple and has become a mentor to others. “These people are the core of what an American is,” Cook continued.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 09:36 AM

1. I love Tim Cook...

Disclaimer: I've been an Apple Fan Boy since 1985.

Tim Cook is very different than Steve Jobs... Nevertheless, a great CEO yet a very decent, generous human being. I admire him for being a public gay role model and having such a gentle demeanor and way with words.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 10:52 AM

2. I believe it when he drops $5 BILLION on the 2016 election

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 11:01 AM

3. Well I like Tim Cook too. But ...

But he's been going easy on Trump. Perhaps he's pretending to be a friend of Trump for business reasons.
Here's an interesting recent article about this from Forbes.
[link:https://www.forbes.com/sites/williamjeakle/2019/11/25/how-apples-tim-cook-mastered-donald-trump/#438ddf687c3f|

From the article:
Apple CEO Tim Cook has received some criticism recently about his reticence in the face of a slew of erroneous self-serving statements by President Donald Trump as they toured an Austin, Texas manufacturing plant which will be assembling Apple’s upcoming Mac Pro. Trump claimed that he was there to open the plant (a falsehood, the plant opened in 2013), as Cook stood by quietly, not correcting or refuting Trump’s self-serving statements.
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For all of Trump’s bluster and tariff talk, his actions have been selective, and his results have been mixed. Cook has diligently forged a special relationship with Trump that has largely allowed Apple to avoid the brunt of the tariffs, thus buoying Apple’s significant investment in China and calming the fears of investors who might otherwise worry about Apple’s future.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 11:56 AM

4. What resolve! What fortitude!

Too bad he caved to Russia's pressure to show the Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia.

But other than that, sure, he's there for the underdogs.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 12:31 PM

5. And my bone to pick with him

is his hissy fit over unlocking the Apple phone that the San Bernadino terrorists had cast away after their shooting spree. Like dead terrorists have rights or something.

The FBI spent well over a million dollars of taxpayer money to unlock the phone, and then Tim Cook wanted the tool used to be given to Apple. I detested Apple and its business model for years, and now I fully despise them and everything they stand for.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Dec 1, 2019, 12:40 PM

6. If this is true, Cook needs to stop letting Trump use Apple and Cook himself, as props

for photo opportunities.

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