Carla Marinucci
SF Gate
July 26, 2013

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg – one of the world’s richest tech innovators – will break new ground next month by speaking publicly for the first time on a political issue when he delivers an address on immigration reform in San Francisco at the West Coast premiere of a film about undocumented immigrants.

Zuckerberg’s Aug. 5 appearance at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, where “Documented” will be shown, will also mark the entrance by Silicon Valley, which previously has been mostly concerned with obtaining visas for foreign high-tech workers, into the wider debate on immigration.

“It’s a dramatic move, and it tells you we’re at a critical moment in this issue – it’s all hands on deck,” said immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas, who wrote and directed the film, which details his experience as an immigrant living illegally in the U.S.

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