The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, announced today the establishment of a “lobby” or pressure group involving several Silicon Valley gurus to promote immigration reform in the United States.
The group is composed of community leaders technological and LinkedIn co-founder, Reid Hoffman , the president of Google, Eric Schmidt , the CEO of Yahoo!, Marissa Mayer and the founder of Dropbox, Drew Houston, among others.
“Today, students should have the same opportunities, but our current system blocks” laments the entrepreneur, who announced the creation of lobbyist FWD.us.
Zuckerberg, who teaches a workshop on entrepreneurship in your community, consider that one of his main students do not know if you can go college for being an illegal immigrant .
“His family is from Mexico and came as a baby. Many students in my community are in the same situation, they moved to the U.S. as soon as you have no memory of living anywhere else. “
“These students are intelligent and hardworking and should be part of our future,” says the entrepreneur who believes that America has “foreign immigration policy for a nation of immigrants. This policy has no place in the world today. “
Zuckerberg said that more than 40 percent of graduates in mathematics and science are not U.S. citizens and regrets that they were not given a chance to stay in the country. “Why do not we let entrepreneurs come here when they want to start a company and create more jobs?”
Facebook founder calls for “comprehensive immigration reform” that starts with effective security policy at the border allows for “a path to citizenship and attract the most talented and hardest working, no matter where they were born.”
Also improve the level considered vital in schools , give more support to the most competent teachers and the emphasis on subjects such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, while more investment in scientific research.
His goal is to work with Republicans and Democrats in Congress, the Government and the states to support changes in policy and support the future generation.