Microsoft promises legal support for any employee facing deportation, while Facebook and Apple issued statements criticising decision to end migrant program

Major US technology firms, including Apple, Microsoft and Facebook, are lining up to attack Trump’s government for its decision to end a programme protecting almost a million young migrants from deportation.

Microsoft has promised to go to court to defend any employee who faces deportation once the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme ends in six months’ time. If the government tries to deport a Microsoft employee, the company’s president, Brad Smith, said: “It’s going to have to go through us to get that person.”

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