Just days before his company’s value topped $200 billion, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg went to Mexico and pushed for amnesty legislation at billionaire and New York Times minority owner Carlos Slim’s charity event.
Zuckerberg was reportedly in Mexico City last Friday as a “keynote speaker” at Slim’s “annual Telmex Foundation charity event,” where he “criticized the current state of the U.S. immigration system. “
“There’s something broken that needs to be fixed,” Zuckerberg reportedly said at Mexico’s National Auditorium. “We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants. And it’s a policy unfit for today’s world”
Zuckerberg’s pro-amnesty FWD.us group has poured in millions trying to get amnesty legislation and, in particular, massive increases in high-tech visas that would lower the wages of American workers even though scholars and studies have debunked the notion that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers. After a Census report found no shortage of STEM workers, even mainstream outlets like CBS started taking away the free pass it had given the tech industry, declaring that it is “largely a myth” to believe there are not enough American high-tech workers.