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Mark Zuckerberg to join politics to push for immigration reform

by LLB Editor
27th Mar 13 11:09 am

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is to enter US politics with a lobbying group made up of top technology leaders that would push for reform on issues ranging from immigration to education.

The move is expected to be announced next week with the members hoping to raise $50m (£33m) for the group.

The group will be registered as a not for profit organisation and one of its top priorities is known to be welcoming high skilled workers from other countries. Other agendas include improving the ranks of studying science, mathematics and engineering in US schools.

Earlier this month, Zuckerberg and 99 other American tech bosses wrote a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to rework America’s strict migration controls which prevents companies to recruit overseas graduates.

“Many high-skilled immigrants who want to stay in America are forced to leave because they are unable to obtain permanent visas,” they wrote. “Some do not bother to come in the first place.”

Facebook has yet to confirm the move.

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