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Zuckerberg’s activist group hires lobbyists to help push immigration reform

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Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg: Billionaire, social network tycoon, and now, activist.

Last week the San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Facebook CEO was planning his own advocacy group, and now a new report from Politco says the group is getting it own lobbyists: big shot firms Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart and Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock

While we don’t know many details about Zuckerberg’s group (like its name, for instance), the selection of the two firms — and their lead lobbyists — meshes well with one the main issues the group will focus on: immigration, which has become a major issue for tech companies.

Zuckerberg’s interest in immigration is unsurprising. After all, making it easier for people to enter and work in the United States would certainly give tech companies like Facebook access to more bright minds.

So while immigration in the United States has as of late been focused on our southern border, Zuckerberg’s interests are much larger — and potentially hugely beneficial to Facebook.