Zuckerberg Pushes Immigration Reform

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at an event at Facebook's Headquarters office in Menlo Park, California on January 15, 2012. Today, Facebook announced the limited beta release of Graph Search, a feature that will create a new way for people to navigate connections. AFP Photo Josh Edelson        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Silicon Valley is takin’ it to the streets—virtually speaking. In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the creation of a new organization—FWD.us—whose mission is to bring together the tech community to pass immigration reform. Joining Zuckerberg in the endeavor are some of Silicon Valley's finest, including Google Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt and Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer. Zuckerberg used himself as an example (his grandparents came in through Ellis Island) of the importance of immigrants to America. “We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants ... it’s unfit for today’s world,” he argued.

    Read it at The Washington Post