September 8, 2014
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.
But as Obama was considering enacting executive amnesty to grant work permits to possibly five million illegal immigrants, high-tech groups were pushing Obama to unilaterally grant them more guest-worker visas in exchange for massive air cover for Obama’s executive amnesty. Over the weekend, Obama announced that he would enact his executive amnesty after the midterm elections.
Slim and his New York Times have also been relentless in pushing for amnesty legislation. According to Bloomberg News, Slim is the world’s second-richest person, and he even “has introduced a campaign to integrate about half a million” DREAMers into the U.S. workforce.
And as Breitbart News has documented, his paper “has been one of President Barack Obama’s most ferocious cheerleaders on amnesty.” The Times, for instance, “has asserted, even though the numbers prove otherwise, that it was ‘delusional‘ to think that President Obama’s DACA program lured more illegal immigrants to America,” mocked “its own Republican columnist for criticizing Obama’s potential Caesarism,” and maligned opponents of Obama’s executive action, 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), who has been the fiercest champion of American workers during the amnesty debate, recently blasted big-business interests for demanding more guest-worker visas even as they are laying off 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 recently 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.”