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eamers getting more support from big businesses. I'm Steven Ellis with Reuters News here in San Francisco. A few weeks back, 350 or so businesses signed a letter calling on Congress to do something for Dreamers. These are the children who were brought to the US by their parents and who were undocumented immigrants and as such aren't able to work legally.
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Now DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals gave those folks an option to work, but didn't create a permanent solution. President Trump a few weeks back ended that program. And since then, more businesses are now calling on Congress to do something about it. That number has grown to 800 and it's gone from technology companies like Apple and Facebook, who have long depended on immigrants to staff their businesses, and broadened out.
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The new companies signing this letter are Target, Walmart, Pepsi Co, UnitedHealthcare. This is a broad swath of the American business sector, and the idea is to show Congress that the support for this is across American business and not just confined to a few sectors like technology.