Facebook CEO publicly calls for immigration reform

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg AP FILE PHOTO

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.

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  • Jack Bw

    There are bean counters and there are big thinkers. Zuckerdude is a big thinker.

  • lucidlynx

    Jose Antonio Vargas is the Filipino who has been in the U.S. since he was 12 years old. Until now, he doesn’t possess the documents to legally stay in the U.S. He is an award-winning journalist having won a Pulitzer prize, a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in political science.

    • riza888

      He broke the laws of the country and should not be shielded from the consequences regardless of his achievements. Does he think that’s fair given all the people who patiently wait in line and follow the rules???

  • riza888

    I couldn’t care less what this rich boy thinks. His job is covered . No issues if anybody comes in the US the right way and not milk the system … Follow the laws and there is no issue…

    • lucidlynx

      But the rest of us, including the U.S. government, care.

      • riza888

        The rest of the illegals, you mean. And as for the government, Immigration bill that passed the Senate will not pass the House.

  • jojotolentino

    May God bless Mark Zuckerberg.

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