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Recode Daily: Silicon Valley braces for another immigration fight with Trump

Plus, embracing workaholism on Labor Day. And, oh yeah, Burning Man is this weekend.

Michael Boyd passes his son Skylar over to a rescue worker as they are evacuated on an airboat from their apartment complex after it was inundated with water following Hurricane Harvey on August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas. It was Skylar's first birthday.
Michael Boyd passes his son Skylar over to a rescue worker as they are evacuated on an airboat from their apartment complex after it was inundated with water following Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 30, 2017, in Houston, Texas. It was Skylar's first birthday.
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Trump is expected to announce plans to end Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which had halted the deportation of some young illegal immigrants. The announcement could come as early as today. More than 800,000 so-called Dreamers have been allowed to stay in the U.S. by obtaining renewable work permits. Silicon Valley, which has fiercely defended immigration programs, is bracing for the blow; Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others called on Trump to reconsider. [Tony Romm / Recode]

As Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate Texas and nearby states, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company has raised more than $10 million for people who have suffered losses — the funding is a combination of fundraising efforts by Facebook users and a $1 million contribution from Facebook. Here’s a visualization of online rescue requests, and here’s a scam-checked list of where and how to donate. [Meghann Farnsworth]

Apple finally broke its silence on net neutrality, urging the Trump administration to preserve strong rules that prevent telecom giants from blocking or interfering with web traffic. Apple also officially announced that its Sept. 12 iPhone event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater on its new Apple Park campus. [Tony Romm / Recode]

Uber’s market share has taken a big hit as it deals with a snarl of mistakes and misfortunes — since 2014, the ride-hailing giant has gone from owning 91 percent of the U.S. ride-sharing market to 74.3 as of this month. Uber’s biggest rival, Lyft, has been the main benefactor of that falloff. [Rani Molla / Recode]

As many of us look forward to a relaxing Labor Day, many others will opt to keep working. In Silicon Valley in particular, some are embracing workaholism as a desirable lifestyle choice — a.k.a. “hustle” — boasting of 18-hour days, no vacation, no time off. And it’s not just startup founders — rank-and-file workers are buying into this delusion of being a “model employee.” [Dan Lyons / The New York Times]

Going to the doctor can be a pain — and Silicon Valley is trying to help. On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Forward CEO Adrian Aoun talks about his company’s $149 plan for all-you-can-use access to its medical resources, designed with an ideal of Apple Store-like friendliness and transparency. [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.