June 18, 2020
Best BuyStaff Writer
Today’s Supreme Court decision is encouraging news for “Dreamers,” the approximately 700,000 undocumented young adults who were brought to the United States as children and are able to continue the lives they’ve always known in this country under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“Dreamers play an important role in our everyday lives as coworkers, business owners, friends and neighbors. They make an enormous, positive impact on American companies, communities and the economy, including as essential health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Best Buy Chief Executive Officer Corie Barry. “While Dreamers remain safe from deportation for now, Best Buy joins with business leaders across industries to urge Congress to pass legislation providing a permanent solution to allow DACA recipients to continue to live and work in the United States.”
Best Buy previously signed on to a “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as similar letters to Congress in recent years, to show our continued support for a permanent solution for this important population. In addition, Best Buy is a member of the Corporate Roundtable for the New American Workforce, composed of leading corporations working to advance strategies that integrate new Americans into the U.S. labor market so all have the opportunity to thrive.