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    Google and Facebook launch amnesty for illegal immigrants support group!

    Zuckerberg heads into politics


    • Published: 11 Apr 2013 at 23.08
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    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new political action group he is spearheading Thursday to press for reforms in areas including immigration and education.

    "To lead the world in this new economy, we need the most talented and hardest-working people. We need to train and attract the best. We need those middle-school students to be tomorrow's leaders," Zuckerberg said in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post.

    The group called FWD.us was created amid an intense debate on Congress on immigration, with lawmakers considering a "path to citizenship" for some 11 million undocumented immigrants, as well as measures to boost the number of immigrants with high-tech skills.

    Zuckerberg said he supports a measure which accomplishes both those goals.


    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is pictured April 4, 2013 (AFP/File, Josh Edelson)

    "Comprehensive immigration reform that begins with effective border security, allows a path to citizenship and lets us attract the most talented and hardest-working people, no matter where they were born," he wrote.

    The new group's founders include others from the tech sector, including LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, Dropbox chief Drew Houston and John Doerr, from the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

    Contributors include Google chairman Eric Schmidt, Yahoo! chief Marissa Mayer, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, Brian Chesky, chief executive of Airbnb, and Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix.

    Zuckerberg said the tech sector understands the needs of an economic adapting to new information technology.

    "As leaders of an industry that has benefited from this economic shift, we believe that we have a responsibility to work together to ensure that all members of our society gain from the rewards of the modern knowledge economy," he wrote.

    He said the group will urge "comprehensive immigration reform that begins with effective border security, allows a path to citizenship and lets us attract the most talented and hardest-working people, no matter where they were born."

    Additionally, it will seek "higher standards and accountability in schools, support for good teachers and a much greater focus on learning about science, technology, engineering and math."

    Thirdly, he said the group will press for "investment in breakthrough discoveries in scientific research and assurance that the benefits of the inventions belong to the public and not just to the few."

    The president of the group will be Joe Green, a longtime Zuckerberg friend who founded the group Causes.com. FWD.us will have offices in Silicon Valley and Washington.

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    Facebook's Zuckerberg Launches Political Action Group with Immigration Push

    by Ben Shapiro 11 Apr 2013, 4:03 PM PDT
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    On Thursday, Facebook guru Mark Zuckerberg, along with other high-profile politicos and technology honchos, launched FWD.us – known to the non-internet savvy as Forward U.S. – a massively powerful 501(c)4 that looks designed to push a politically liberal agenda under the guise of bipartisanship. The group is founded by 11 people including Zuckerberg; Eric Schmidt, Google’s executive chairman and a major Obama acolyte; Marissa Mayer, chief executive of Yahoo and a major Obama acolyte; and Reid Hoffman, co-fonder of Linked-In and a major Obama acolyte. But it has the patina of bipartisanism, thanks to the involvement of Rob Jesmer, former executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and Dan Senor and Joel Kaplan, both from the Bush White House.

    Politico reports that the group has a bevy of goals, including “ads, campaign support, public communications and grassroots organizing.” The apparently suicidal former Republican staffers will be lending credibility to the Obama agenda, beginning with immigration reform. Because the group is technology-oriented, they’re stumping for more temporary visas for technology workers from abroad. Why this requires comprehensive immigration reform remains unanswered.

    This 501(c)4 hopes to raise $50 million. And on Thursday, Zuckerberg wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post pressing forward immigration reform, stating, “We need a new approach, including comprehensive immigration reform that begins with effective border security, allows a path to citizenship and lets us attract the most talented and hardest working people, no matter where they were born.” Zuckerberg didn’t have a tough time placing the op-ed – the CEO of the Post, Donald Graham, sits on Facebook’s board of directors. As for the Republicans in the group, Jesmer says, they’re just looking for bipartisanhip: “FWD.us is about coming together in a bipartisan way to help solve big problems, focusing on issues rather than partisan politics.”

    If these Republicans believe that Obama lackeys will do anything other than carry water for the Democratic Party, they’re about to have a rude awakening. For when this 501(c)4, taking its name from Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign slogan, gets going, its targets are sure to be all the folks from whom Jesmer and company once earned a paycheck.

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