Zuckerberg lobbies Congress on immigration

Sep 18, 2013 by Erica Werner

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress in support of comprehensive immigration overhaul legislation.

Zuckerberg was pressing his case in private meetings Wednesday and Thursday at the Capitol, including with Republican and Democratic members of House and Senate leadership.

His visit comes as the issue is stalled in the GOP-led House months after the Democratic-controlled Senate passed a sweeping bill that included more border security and eventual citizenship for millions here illegally.

Zuckerberg refused comment after meeting Wednesday with New York Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer. Schumer welcomed Zuckerberg's involvement and said he'd asked the Facebook leader to meet with as many Republicans as possible.

Zuckerberg already helped launch an , FWD.us, that's been among the most active groups on the issue.

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patnclaire
4 / 5 (4) Sep 18, 2013
And a million for you and for you and.... EDUCATE AMERICANS first, you dimwit!.
I saw it done successfully in Columbus, GA from 1995-1998 and beyond. Synovus Corp could not find enough programmers (old term for Software Engineers). They hired 50 from India as a stop gap. Synovus advertised paid free 2-yr college degree at University of Columbus. At the end of the 2 years they would owe Synovus 4 years of work. All 2500 applicants were given an IBM Programmer Aptitude Test scored by a 3rd party. Each class began with about 100 students every year. By the end of the first two years, most of the stop-gap-Hindus had evaporated into America to find better paying jobs. The locals who had been educated stayed, for the most part, and the experiment was a success. It was a real effort among Synovus, City of Columbus, University of Columbus, and the state and federal government. Such a local success could be repeated '00s of times every where. Zuckerberg and his ilk find it too easy to cry.
VendicarE
2.3 / 5 (6) Sep 18, 2013
The fact is, American's just aren't smart enough to work for Facebook. And thanks to rampant Capitalism, they are getting dumber and dumber with each passing year.

dtxx
1 / 5 (2) Sep 18, 2013
It doesn't really state his position. Is he just lobbying for more H1B visas?
kochevnik
1 / 5 (4) Sep 18, 2013
Yet another zionist Ben Bernanke destroyed the USA today by refusing to ease quantitative easing. The markets were sitting on a knife edge wondering which action he would take. No longer now the sterling and euro are poised to ascend and the dollar to crash. When American children ask their parents why they didn't defend their empire, parents can point to this day as the day the USA abandoned their reserve currency in exchange for absolutely nothing at all. When new Chinese President Xi Jinpin came to power in May his first international visit was to Moscow to greet Putin. The weakened USA empire easily surrendered their hard line stance on Syria because USA is a rapidly-decaying corrupt government where people who speak the truth are no longer revered, but imprisoned

Americans are happy to let sociopath criminal money-addicts dictate their lives so long as they they are not asked to make hard, uncomfortable decisions. No different than a crack addict leading the USA
ziphead
2.3 / 5 (3) Sep 19, 2013
The fact is, American's just aren't smart enough to work for Facebook.


This assertion includes yourself?
Or you are not an American? :)
kochevnik
2.6 / 5 (5) Sep 19, 2013
Zuckerberg is living the American Dream:

"The consolidation of the States into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it." -Robert E. Lee, 1866
VendicarE
2.6 / 5 (5) Sep 19, 2013
"Or you are not an American?" - ZippieHead

American? I escaped from that toilet decades ago when it became obvious that Republicans were plotting to destroy the country.