Mark Zuckerberg, the 29-year-old billionaire who founded the social networking company Facebook is on a new mission, this time taking on immigration reform in America. His latest entrepreneur move has been to co-found the immigration reform advocacy group FWD.us which aims to bring talented people from across the globe into the United States and help them achieve the ‘American Dream’ through ‘fixing the broken system’ and achieving positive immigration reform.
Zuckerberg claims he is optimistic about the future and hopes that his efforts with his website FWD.us along with the support of other Americans can help the DREAM Act become a law. The current DREAM Act is a proposed immigration reform that would give legal residency to young immigrants who meet certain educational or service requirements. On FWD.us, Americans can show their support for immigration reform by contacting a representative in their state that only takes two minutes, and learning more about the movement.
“The future of our economy is a knowledge economy. And that means that getting the most talented people into this country is the most important thing that we can do to make sure that companies of tomorrow are founded here,” Zuckerberg said.
Currently, Zuckerberg believes that “the vast majority of Americans want this to happen,” and immigration reform seems to be taking shape as the President of the United States recently commented on the issue as well. With a multitude of talented and skilled individuals across the globe all wanting to achieve the ‘American Dream,’ steps in the right direction such as Mark Zuckerberg’s movement to create FWD.us seem to be helping the future look optimistic.