Apple CEO Tim Cook praises narrow Supreme Court decision on DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said President Trump’s 2017 move to cancel his predecessor Barack Obama’s “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) order failed to follow government administrative procedures.

Basically, the Supreme Court has not ruled whether DACA is lawful, just that the recision of DACA failed to follow procedures.

In response, President Trump on Twitter wrote, “As President of the United States, I am asking for a legal solution on DACA, not a political one, consistent with the rule of law. The Supreme Court is not willing to give us one, so now we have to start this process all over again.”

Apple CEO Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim praised the narrow decision, while also calling for a permanent legal solution:

The 478 Dreamers at Apple are members of our collective family. With creativity and passion, they’ve made us a stronger, more innovative American company. We’re glad for today’s decision and will keep fighting until DACA’s protections are permanent. – Apple CEO Tim Cook


The judgement on a five-to-four vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the court’s four liberal members, stressed that it was not an assessment of the correctness of the 2012 DACA program itself.

Instead, they said the Trump administration had violated official government procedures in the way they sought to quickly rescind DACA in September 2017 based on weak legal justifications.

The ruling suggested there are legal administrative methods Trump could cancel DACA, putting the onus back on the administration if it wants to pursue the issue.

MacDailyNews Take: Again, a permanent legislative solution would benefit everyone involved (except politicians from both sides of the aisle who’d rather keep the dreamers in limbo to use as a political football).

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    1. How, precisely, does agreeing with a majority opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States authored by a Republican-appointed Chief Justice, and earlier in the week with a 6-3 opinion authored by a Trump-appointed Associate Justicce, show that Tim Cook is a mistake?

      1. Not that I agree he is Steve’s worst mistake (his widow is proving a disappointment…) but Tim’s praise of the decision has nothing to do with the intent of the Trump Administration and everything to do with the Cancel Culture’s lack of knowledge on how our Republic works.

        As usual, you side with ANYTHING done that can be framed as hurting Trump regardless of merit or rationale.

        You KNOW DACA can be rescinded just as ANY Presidential executive order can but you will argue to the death (of reality…) that this doesn’t matter or ignore this fact altogether and make the racist argument against Republicans.

        You will ignore the fact Democrats had a two year majority under Obama to fix this. They didn’t (although they DID ram ObamaCare down our throats and the same Chief Justice OK’d by calling it a tax while completely ignoring the fact it wasn’t brought through Congress as a tax. Apparently Obama has a picture of Roberts f*cking a goat….)

        Or maybe you will argue that it is ‘established’ law like abortion and can’t be changed. This is the argument Liberals make as soon as they get a law written like they want while at the same time ignoring this rule BEFORE they have their little selfish temper tantrum.

        Regardless you ALSO know the Trump Administration will go through the channels again to fix this while at the same time Pelosi will do NOTHING to have a law ready, preferring to act as an innocent bystander who can only point at Trump and demand his execution, even though Trump has already said he would sign legislation because she (like you) doesn’t give a shit about DACA or the kids, just the politics.

        You will make these arguments because, even as a retired person of law, you don’t care about the law, you care about winning.

        You will make these arguments because, even as you claim to be conservative, you don’t care about Conservatism, you care about winning.

        You will make these arguments because, even as an American, you don’t care how unchecked immigration affects our future, you care about winning (and illegals will eventually help the Left).

        But the worst and most disturbing reason you will make these arguments is because, even as you will claim to care about ‘the children’, you support a system that keeps their family, friends and culture in the shadows while while it encourages MORE OF THE SAME just so you can win, win, win at all cost, America’s future be damned, YOU need the power!!!

        1. TowerTone,
          The Speaker already has a bill. It was written as a bipartisan compromise after the President summoned the leadership of both parties in both chambers to the White House and told them—on television, as you admit in your comment—that he would sign ANY bill they could pass. Both sides made politically costly concessions to develop a viable bill. Then the President yanked the carpet out from under his own supporters in Congress by announcing he would not sign it. That has happened more than once.

          Donald J. Trump is not interested in immigration reform. He wants to close our borders entirely to please the element of his core support that is marching around chanting “You will not replace us! Blood and soil!” He regards some of those Nazis as “very good people,” just as he grudgingly conceded (in his very first speech as a candidate) was true of the minority of Mexicans who are not drug dealers and rapists.

          DACA was not issued because Obama did not take advantage of his two-year majority to pass legislation. He tried, with broad bipartisan support, but could not get past the Republican filibuster power in the Senate. When it became obvious that 750,000 young people who regarded themselves as Americans would be left hanging, he issued an order following the proper procedures that Trump failed to follow in his order. Specifically, he gave reasons for issuing the order that were sufficient to get it past a challenge for being arbitrary and capricious.

          I don’t know why you hate lawyers and the legal system. Maybe you really do agree with Trump’s claim that Article II grants him absolute power to issue orders and have them obeyed by Congress, the Courts, and the majority of the American people who do not support him or his policies.

          The on-topic point is that Tim Cook has a right to support a system ruled by laws rather than a man.

          1. There are 330 million people in the United States. 200 million of them were registered to vote in 2016. Less than 63 million of them voted for Donald Trump. Over 137 million chose not to. Real news, not fake news.

            1. That is a cool ability you have there, to be able to read some 71 million minds.

              BTW, the only vote total that counts, Trump won, 304-227.

            2. I didn’t say he didn’t win, or that he wasn’t lawfully President. I just said that the majority of the American people do not support him or his policies. Every poll agrees on that. You don’t believe polls, so I pointed to the election where 200 million people could have voted for Mr. Trump but only 63 million did. He is certainly no more popular now than he was then.

            3. Hal, I don’t agree with some of Vice-President Biden’s positions, but he would represent an improvement on the corrupt, molesting, stupid, sociopathy patient alternative. In my view, Bozo the Clown would be less of a threat to American constitutional government. Just in the last few hours, we have the spectacle of an attempt to unlawfully—see 26 U.S.C. 546(d)—remove a prosecutor who was looking into “awkward” places.

              That is a much bigger problem than 750,000 productive American residents who did not voluntarily break the immigration laws.

            4. @First Then
              Clearly a flaw in our system since it misrepresents the will of the voters, if electors were assigned proportionally to the vote you would be screaming louder than me,

            5. Dear Libs,

              Thank you all for voting for Trump! Your upcoming nomination of a corrupt and senile Biden has insured a Trump win. You had 3 years and 40 candidates to choose from and you picked the worst possible. THANKS. LOLOLOLOL

          2. Txuser, Only a fucking idiot would support Biden in any way. A libturd talking about the Constitution, now that’s funny.

            You are proof that there is a difference between educated and intellegent.

            And Trump? Get used to another term thanks to libturd stupidity and violence!!!!!!!!
            He’s YOUR President!!!!!!!! LOLOLOL

            It brings me tears of joy that you hate him so much. I use them to lubricate my AR15s.

      2. While Roberts was appointed by a Republican Obamination Care and Dreamers have proved that he turned into a liberal piece of shit

        Txuser, You are proof of the fact that there is a difference between educated and intelligent and are the 99% of lawyers that give the rest a bad name.

          1. They would prefer to vote for somebody who is only an American because his grandfather was deported from Germany as a draft dodger and tax evader after being run out of Canada for running a chain of whorehouses?

            How about the son of a man who was arrested at a KKK anti-Catholic demonstration in the 1920s and was so well known for refusing to rent his properties to African-Americans that Woody Guthrie wrote a song about it in 1954?

            Like Mr. Trump, the Dreamers can’t control their ancestry, only their own conduct. Most of them have done very well on that score.

  1. They keep bringing people in from Muslim countries and dumping them on communities whether they like it or not ,which I think should be ended permanently . But these kids are as American as anyone native born, so just give them the citizenship they deserve and be done with it.

  2. It is at best a stop gap measure. Trump could issue an executive order and follow the procedures laid out by Justice Roberts and end the program. Could have done it from day one, but he doesn’t care one way or the other. All he cares about is getting re-elected, so he just has to sound tough. Congress needs to make this permanent and offer them a path to citizenship.

  3. The rule of law is more then just a matter of what government can get away with. For a government to rule a CIVIL society it needs TRUST. Violating that trust might yield some short-term gains. But in the long term, you’ll have a government that can’t persuade the public to do anything, and must constantly rule by force.

  4. So how happy will everyone be when Trump make a flurry of executive order at the end of his term, and his successor is stuck with them because of this SCOTUS ruling?

    1. I’m afraid you’re right about all the mischief that will be done at the time, but oh how I like the sound of that phrase, “the end of his term.”

      Make it so.

        1. Stupidity is assembling a panel of public health experts to advise on the deadliest US domestic threat since the Civil War, publishing their guidance on how to put America back to work once the epidemic passed its peak, and then ignoring that advice by dropping most mandatory public health measures in precisely the states where hospitalizations and deaths are still rapidly rising.

          Stupidity is recklessly and unnecessarily causing human deaths (the textbook definition of manslaughter) in the tens of thousands on top of the tens of thousands who have already been killed through sheer idiocy. You Trumpistas have lost the right to claim that anybody else is stupid.

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