Zuckerberg Pushes Immigration Reform

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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——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.