Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg helps start group FWD.us to push for more legal immigration
Includes execs of Netflix, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Zynga
Last Updated: 241 days ago
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders started a new group to push for more legal immigration.
FWD.us (pronounced Forward US) is pushing for "Comprehensive immigration reform that allows for the hiring of the best and brightest," according to the website.
That includes education reform and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, especially for those educated here or who came to the country as children, according to CNN Money.
"Education reforms that produce more graduates in the science, technology and math fields and ensure all children receive a high quality education from effective teachers and accountable schools, the website states.
The FWD.us website says the group will use online social organizing and direct advocacy at the state and district level.
"We will work to encourage Congress to focus on policies that maximize the potential of our country’s workforce to contribute to the knowledge economy," the website states.
FWD.us states it will support members of Congress, "regardless of party."
Other founders of the group include Reid Hoffman, co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn, and Drew Houston, Founder and CEO of Dropbox.
Other supporters include Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google; Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo; Reed Hastings, founder and CEO of Netflix; Mark Pincus, founder and CEO of Zynga; and Elon Musk, CEO of both Space X and Tesla Motors.
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