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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg On Capitol Hill To Press Lawmakers On Immigration Reform

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg On Capitol Hill To Press Lawmakers On Immigration Reform

    By Elizabeth Llorente
    Published September 18, 2013Fox News Latino


    • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making a one-man high-level push for immigration reform on Capitol Hill this week.

    Zuckerberg, 29, met with House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday to urge him to focus lawmakers in the chamber on passing legislation that would revamp the U.S. immigration system to expand the visa program for high-tech workers and provide a pathway to legal status for undocumented immigrants.

    The young billionaire who revolutionized social media also is scheduled to meet this week with other major players on the immigration reform issue, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

    The meetings come as advocates are growing increasingly frustrated with the House, which has not moved on immigration following a bipartisan Senate vote in June on a measure that both tightens enforcement and provides a path to legal status to many of the nation’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.

    Many supporters who had hoped for an immigration reform bill by the end of this year say they are worried that the few legislative days left, along with issues such as Syria which are dominating discussions in Congress, are making passage of a measure increasingly unlikely.

    On Wednesday, Zuckerberg was also planning to meet with Sen. Charles Schumer, one of the key authors of the Senate bill. Schumer, a Democrat from New York, pressed Zuckerberg to meet with House Republicans, according to published reports. Efforts to move forward on legislation in the House are meeting with opposition by some conservative Republicans who say they will not support an amnesty.

    This year, Zuckerberg has maintained a high profile on the push for comprehensive immigration reform, especially for components that would expand employment-based visas and provide a legal status for undocumented immigrants, particularly those brought as children.

    Earlier this month, Zuckerberg appeared at a screening of “Documented,” a movie about undocumented immigrants and spoke about the need for immigration reform.

    In the San Francisco appearance, Zuckerberg said his interest in an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy surpassed just bringing in more high-tech workers from overseas.

    Americans for a Conservative Direction, a group funded by Zuckerberg, bought about $350,000 worth of TV ads pushing immigration reform in the Milwaukee-area congressional district of Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican.

    The spots, which were to run through the beginning of September, defend Ryan’s support for comprehensive immigration reform, and note that it would also tighten border security and require undocumented immigrants who want to legalize to pay back taxes, TheHill.com reported.

    "There are 11 million undocumented people who came here to work hard and contribute to the country," Zuckerberg said, "and I don't think it's quite as polarized as people always say."

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    Mark Zuckerberg Acknowledges Need to ‘Debug’ Controversial Immigration Reform Group

    Sep 18, 2013 6:09pm
    Abby D. Phillip
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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Washington this week lobbying lawmakers in the House on immigration reform, but he acknowledged today that a political group he founded to support the issue, Fwd.us, has hit some snags in its foray into politics.

    “There’s been a lot to debug in terms of making this work,” Zuckerberg said at a question and answer forum sponsored by “The Atlantic.”

    The group, supported by wealthy Silicon Valley types such as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Google CEO Eric Schmidt, got into some trouble with progressives after it launched ads intended to give Republicans who supported immigration reform political cover by praising them for their opposition to President Obama’s health care law or supporting the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline.

    The strategy was panned as “counterproductive” by liberal groups like Moveon.org and Progressives United, which participated in a boycott of ads on Facebook.

    Zuckerberg, a relative newbie to political lobbying, said the aversion to crossing party lines even on issues both sides support “shocked” him.

    “We’ve tried to get senior folks from both parties to come together and there have been interesting realities of that I was kind of shocked about,” he said. “A senior Democrat would never want to associate with something funding Republicans.”

    Though he and his organization are knee deep in the politics of immigration reform, Zuckerberg, who was dressed in his signature gray t-shirt, zipped up dark gray hoodie and blue jeans, wouldn’t answer most questions that might hint at his political leanings.

    Where does he fall on the political spectrum?

    “It’s hard to affiliate as either a Democrat or a Republican. I’m pro-knowledge economy,” Zuckerberg replied after a long trailing answer on a host of other tangentially related subjects.

    Who is the person he most looks forward to meeting while in Washington?

    After another long pause: “That’s dangerous,” Zuckerberg finally replied.

    Still, after meetings in Congress designed to gauge the temperature on immigration reform, Zuckerberg said he is “optimistic” about the prospects that the House will pass a bill.

    “Folks in both parties seem like they want to by and large move things forward,” he said.

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is On Capitol Hill To Press Lawmakers On Amnesty for Illegal Aliens and more Foreign Labor To Replace American workers!

    Such a shame that the head of such a globally popular social media service would insult and disrespect so many of his American product users by advocating immigration plans that would harm American workers, students, and taxpayers while leaving America's borders permanently open and defenseless.

    Booo Zuckerberg!

    Keep this up and Mark Zuckerberg will become one of the most despised men in America.

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    Zuckerberg shouldn't be having any trouble finding new employees considering how many have been laid off by other tech companies!

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    Zuckerberg: Thanks NSA, now people trust Facebook even less


    It's not just Facebook. The trust metrics for all major Internet companies have gone down since the NSA scandal broke, says the social network's CEO.

    by Jennifer Van Grove
    September 18, 2013 2:35 PM PDT
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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted Wednesday that the social network and its competitors are suffering in the perception department after stories of the National Security Agency's various spying initiatives, starting with Prism, came to light.
    Zuckerberg, speaking in an interview with Atlantic Editor in Chief James Bennet, said that his company tracks people's trust in Facebook and every major Internet company it deems relevant. The trust metrics for Facebook, Twitter, and Google have all gone down since the NSA scandal first broke, he said.
    "There's a lot of times where ... someone will criticize us in the press over privacy. What we've found is that stuff tends to not actually move the needle that much on the brand perception around trust," he said. "The NSA stuff did."
    Though seemingly contradictory, Zuckerberg noted that member engagement behaviors such as sharing, liking, and commenting have not been affected by the scandal. People may trust Facebook less, but they're still using the social network just as frequently as they always have.
    The Facebook chief's speaking engagement came a week after an appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt where he said that the NSA "blew it" on communication. Wednesday, Zuckerberg repeated many of the same talking points around pushing for more government transparency.

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    Separately, the social network's head honcho addressed another perception problem: that Facebook isn't cool. Instead of trying to convince us otherwise, Zuckerberg likened the service to electricity, which he said "maybe" was "cool when it first came out, but pretty quickly people stopped talking about it because it's not the new thing."
    The thing to track instead, he said, is whether people still turn on their lights.
    "People assume that we're trying to be cool. That's never been my goal," Zuckerberg said while laughing. "I'm think I'm the least cool person there is."
    The point of the comments, of course, were to ease the concerns of investors and company watchers who may fear that Facebook is losing cool points with teens and tweens who are picking up hipper apps like Snapchat and WhatsApp.
    Wednesday's appearance was coordinated with Zuckerberg's visit to Washington D.C. to lobby members of Congress on the immigration reform agenda of his political action group FWD.us. When pressed for his personal political affiliation, Zuckerberg ducked the question altogether, identifying himself instead as "pro knowledge economy."


    Topics: Facebook Tags: NSA, facebook

    Jennifer Van Grove Jennifer Van Grove covers the social beat for CNET. She loves Boo the dog, CrossFit, and eating vegan. Her jokes are often in poor taste, but her articles are not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ALIPAC View Post
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is On Capitol Hill To Press Lawmakers On Amnesty for Illegal Aliens and more Foreign Labor To Replace American workers!

    Such a shame that the head of such a globally popular social media service would insult and disrespect so many of his American product users by advocating immigration plans that would harm American workers, students, and taxpayers while leaving America's borders permanently open and defenseless.

    Booo Zuckerberg!

    Keep this up and Mark Zuckerberg will become one of the most despised men in America.

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    Yukerberg paid pupplet, thought he had enough money...guess you can never have too much money!!!!



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    Boy have times changed!!!!!

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    Hey Yukerberg paid pupplet
    , read my lips, no amnesty
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    Can we deport Zuckerberg ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe2 View Post
    Can we deport Zuckerberg ?
    No need to do that in time he will flee instead of paying his fair share like the rest of them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by imblest View Post
    Zuckerberg shouldn't be having any trouble finding new employees, considering how many have been laid off by other tech companies!
    One of the unpleasant realities of the latest amnety proposal is that chronic unemployment among Americans will be aggravated.

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