- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 24, 2013

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg suggested Sunday that immigration reform is “one of the biggest civil rights issues of our time.”

The 29-year-old billionaire, who recently founded the group FWD.us, made the comments on ABC’s “This Week,” Fox News reported.

FWD.us strives “to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy,” according to its website.


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The group’s key initiatives include securing borders, providing a path to citizenship and support for issuing more H-1B visas in an effort attract the world’s best and the brightest workers, Fox said.

Mr. Zuckerberg also addressed the growing number of children brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents, often called “Dreamers.”

“One of the things that the ‘dreamers’ here today show is that even if, you know, you’re a child of someone who came here who wouldn’t be considered one of the higher-skilled workers … you can be one of the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. That’s the American Dream,” he said.