Big Business Will Test Political Muscle in Defending DACA

WASHINGTON — Top business leaders in Texas and beyond offered quick condemnation and calls for action after President Donald Trump this week announced an end to protections for nearly 800,000 immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children.That means corporate America's political flex is about to be tested in a major way.Big Business has emerged in recent months as a moral arbiter of sorts, weighing in on hot-button issues that steer outside its normal frame of debate: climate change, so-called bathroom bills, the appropriate response to a violent tide of white supremacy.And in tackling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, known as DACA, the business community is entering a yet another policy arena fraught with even more pitfalls."It is a profound and significant trend," said Steve Bartlett, a former GOP congressman and Dallas mayor with deep ties to the financial services industry. "Historically, business leaders would mostly comment on issues that were particular to their industry."  Continue reading...

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