Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, said the stakes are high with immigration reform. According to Politico, Zuckerberg believes immigration reform is important for the technology industry. His comments marked the first time Zuckerberg had spoken publicly about immigration, even though he is a member of the advocacy group FWD.us.
“This is something that we believe is really important for the future of our country – and for us to do what’s right,” Zuckerberg said at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.
During the screening of “Documented” in California, Zuckerberg recalled how he tutored students in East Menlo Park, Calif., and that many of their worries included not being able to attend college because they were living in the country illegally. According to the source, one of the main reasons Zuckerberg appeared at the showing was to make a case for a pathway to citizenship.
FWD.us has advocated for a need for more work visas in the tech industry as well as a better green card system, Politico reported. The group has received criticism for its appeal to conservative lawmakers, even though it has recently produced ads highlighting congressional leaders who support immigration reform.