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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Voices Support For Immigration Reform

| by Amanda Schallert
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg voiced support for immigration reform Monday night at a forum organized by groups in favor of providing pathways to citizenship for undocumented citizens.

Zuckerberg said current immigration laws do not provide undocumented students with equal opportunities for success in the United States, according to CNET News.

“[Immigration reform] is something that we believe is really important for the future of our country — and for us to do what’s right,” Zuckerberg said, according to the Washington Post.

Zuckerberg recently created the group Fwd.us, which advocates for illegal immigrants’ rights to citizenship. The Silicon Valley billionaire announced his founding of Fwd.us in an op-ed piece about immigration in the Washington Post earlier this year.

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In the piece, he refers to one student he worked with that was not sure he’d be able to attend college because of his citizenship status.

"No matter where they were born, [these students] are going to be tomorrow's entrepreneurs and people creating jobs in this country," Zuckerberg said. "These are issues that don't just touch our part of the industry, but really touch a whole country."

Sources: CNET News, Washington Post