Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, joined tech leaders, civil rights activists and undocumented immigrants to call for comprehensive immigration reform. Zuckerberg said that this is an issue that touches not just Silicon Valley, but “the whole country.” According to the San Francisco Chronicle, political observers believe the gathering was a significant move in the immigration debate.
“You have Mark Zuckerberg, who is not known for being a big player in politics, stepping out quietly and, now, stepping out publicly,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, a leading immigrants rights group in Washington, D.C. And now Zuckerberg has publicly aligned himself with Jose Antonio Vargas – [a former San Francisco State student and Chronicle staff writer who made national headlines by revealing in a New York Times Magazine article two years ago that he is an undocumented immigrant] – Sharry said. “It’s not surprising this kind of political innovation is coming from Silicon Valley. They’re playing to win.”
To read the San Francisco Chronicle article, please see http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Zuckerberg-speaks-out-for-immigration-reform-4708737.php