Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new political action group he is spearheading Thursday to press for reforms in areas including immigration and education.
“To lead the world in this new economy, we need the most talented and hardest-working people. We need to train and attract the best. We need those middle-school students to be tomorrow’s leaders,” Zuckerberg said in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post.
The group called FWD.us was created amid an intense debate on Congress on immigration, with lawmakers considering a “path to citizenship” for some 11 million undocumented immigrants, as well as measures to boost the number of immigrants with high-tech skills.
Zuckerberg said he supports a measure which accomplishes both those goals.
“Comprehensive immigration reform that begins with effective border security, allows a path to citizenship and lets us attract the most talented and hardest-working people, no matter where they were born,” he wrote.