Facebook CEO publicly calls out for immigration reform
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke out publicly for the first time in favour of immigration reform, an issue he's been working on behind the scenes for several months.
The 29-year-old billionaire made his remarks in San Francisco on Monday night at the debut screening of "Undocumented," an autobiographical documentary by activist and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.
Wearing his trademark hoodie and sneakers, Mr Zuckerberg disputed the notion that he and other Silicon Valley leaders are just trying to secure more visas for high-tech workers.
"This is something that we believe is really important for the future of our country - and for us to do what's right," he told several hundred attendees, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.