Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday called on Congress to pass a bill that protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, one of several technology CEOs to condemn President Donald Trump's move against an estimated 800,000 migrants.
Zuckerberg made his request after the administration announced it will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Barack Obama created by executive action in 2012. Trump delayed the revocation of the plan to gave Congress time to come up with a solution.
Trump's action means hundreds of thousands previously protected by DACA could soon face the risk of deportation.
"This is a sad day for our country," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post.
"The decision to end DACA is not just wrong," he wrote. "It is particularly cruel to offer young people the American Dream, encourage them to come out of the shadows and trust our government, and then punish them for it.
"It's time for Congress to act to pass the bipartisan Dream Act or another legislative solution that gives Dreamers a pathway to citizenship," he wrote.