Facebook CEO publicly calls for immigration reform
SAN FRANCISCO – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is speaking out publicly for the first time in favor of immigration reform.
The 29-year-old billionaire spoke Monday night in San Francisco at the debut screening of “Undocumented,” a documentary by activist and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.
Zuckerberg says he’s advocating for comprehensive immigration reform because it’s “really important for the future of our country and for us to do what’s right.” He says it’s not just about securing more visas for engineers at Facebook and other Silicon Valley companies.
Zuckerberg and his former Harvard University roommate Joe Green recently founded the organization Fwd.us to advocate for a pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million immigrants living in the US illegally.
But Monday was the first time Zuckerberg has spoken publicly in support of immigration reform.
Recent Stories:AFP: Abu Sayyaf group, not MILF, target of Basilan operation 6 mins elapsed First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council 2 hours elapsed Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest 2 hours elapsed Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn 3 hours elapsed Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’ 3 hours elapsed Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel 3 hours elapsed Derek more private with new girlfriend 3 hours elapsed ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator 3 hours elapsed