Mark Zuckerburg, creator and CEO of Facebook joined other business elites on Wednesday 20th to demand that law makers quickly “fix” the U.S. immigration system.
FWD.us, a group founded by Zuckerburg, and funded by many of the technology industry’s elite executives, is hosting a “hackathon” event to show Congress that it’s pushing for quick immigration legislation, that includes a path to citizenship for the more than 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States.
When they say “fix”, what they mean is not only make the 11 million or so illegal immigrants in the US at present legal, estimated by the Center for Immigration Studies in 2008, but it would also mean everyone outside the U.S. could be legal when the simply walked past the border.
“I think this is one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time” Zuckerberg said, “We’re at a pretty critical moment in the movement right now where it’s really important to keep pushing ahead.”
The CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt are aiming to convince on-the-fence House Republicans that giving young immigrants citizenship is good for the economy, and in alignment with the country’s history.
Good for economy? Translation: Neo-Slave labor is good for their businesses, but just leaves more U.S. people unemployed.
Nation of immigrants? Translation: Every country is a nation of immigrants, but ONLY White countries must become non-White.
LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman said “Immigration is critically important to us . . . it’s important to the U.S., not just the future, but it’s been a key portion of our identity and our past.”
There is no such ethnicity as “immigrant”. The U.S. since it’s founding was majority White and the Preamble to the US constitution said “for ourselves, and our posterity”. Posterity: Children, aka White children.