Imagine, in a single room: billionaire Masters of the Social Media Universe, and undocumented immigrants, many of them the children of bricklayers and housekeepers.
That is what is expected to happen in November in a summit organized by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who has made comprehensive reform a pet issue in recent months. The immigrants – known as Dreamers, after a measure called the DREAM Act – are scheduled to meet with Zuckerberg, as well as a co-founder of Groupon and the founder of Dropbox at the headquarters of LinkedIn in Mountain View, Calif., in late November.
The summit, which is being described as a “Dreamer hack-a-thon,” will aim to team up the immigrants – many of whom were brought to the United States illegally when they were children and grew up here – with some of the world’s most successful coders to discuss ways to use technology and social media to help improve U.S. immigration policy, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The meeting will bring some of the most influential minds in cyberspace with an advocacy group that has mastered using social media to drive their push for an immigration reform law that would provide a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants.
It comes at a time when efforts to work on an immigration reform bill have stalled in the House, where many Republicans, who have a majority in the chamber, vow not to approve a measure that would give those who have broken immigration laws a chance to legalize their status.
For the full story: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/10/21/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-to-bring-together-internet-ceo-and-dreamers/
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