As his world-famous company was about to achieve a worth of more than $200 billion, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Mexico on Friday to attend billionaire Carlos Slim’s charity gathering and advocate there for legislation granting amnesty to undocumented immigrants.
Zuckerberg served 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,” the social media mogul reportedly asserted at Mexico’s National Auditorium, according to Breitbart News. “We have a strange immigration policy for a nation of immigrants. And it’s a policy unfit for today’s world.”
Zuckerberg heads a pro-amnesty group that has spent millions trying to pass amnesty legislation and secure massive increases in high-tech visas that would end up bringing down the wages of American workers even though experts have disproved the belief that there is a shortage of American high-tech workers.
But as President Obama was considering using his executive power to grant work permits to as many as five million illegal immigrants, high-tech groups were attempting to influence the president to unilaterally grant them more guest-worker visas. This past weekend, Obama announced that he would implement his executive amnesty after the midterm elections.
Slim and the newspaper of which he is a minority owner – the New York Times – have likewise been strident advocates for amnesty legislation. Rated the world’s second-wealthiest person, Slim has introduced a campaign to integrate about half a million undocumented immigrants into the American workforce.
Moreover, as reported by Breitbart, the NY Times “has been one of President Barack Obama’s most ferocious cheerleaders on amnesty.” The blatantly liberal publication has denigrated opponents of the president’s executive action, describing those who “have emphasized that granting millions of work permits to illegal immigrants would make it more difficult for American workers, of all races and backgrounds, to get jobs, as ‘nativists.'”
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) recently condemned big-business interests for demanding more guest-worker visas even as they are firing thousands of American high-tech workers.
“We have communities throughout America that are barely scraping by. Tens of millions of Americans are on welfare, unemployment, and public assistance,” Sessions said. “Yet the White House and their Senate Majority seem more concerned about the economic demands of large corporations, or the citizens of other countries, than about getting our own citizens back to work into stable jobs that can support a family and uplift a community.”