Channeling the idea of a hackathon, Mark Zuckerberg's political action group uses coding and data mining to spark political action on immigration.
The political action group, which has a special interest in obtaining visas for high-skilled workers, hopes to force a vote on immigration reform this year.
FWD.us founders including Mark Zuckerberg, Reid Hoffman, and Drew Houston mentor coders building advocacy tools for immigration reform.
This story incorrectly reflected which Brad Smith is joining FWD.us. The group is adding the Microsoft executive, not the Intuit CEO.
The group, which also includes tech heavyweights like Reid Hoffman and Marissa Mayer, will focus on pushing for immigration reform. Zuckerberg says the U.S. immigration policy is "unfit for today's world."
Teams consult with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, and other Silicon Valley visionaries at the FWD.us DREAMer Hackathon.
As Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and other tech giants lobby the government for more high-skilled worker visas, immigration officials say they’ve received too many applications for this coming year.
Brad Smith, general counsel at Microsoft, and Sean Parker of Facebook and Napster also will join the Facebook CEO's group focused on immigration reform.
Tech companies and members of the Zuckerberg-led political action group rejoice as the U.S. Senate votes to approve a comprehensive immigration bill. But, the measure still has to pass the House.
Elon Musk, CEO of electric-car company Tesla Motors, bows out of Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg's political action group after the group funds ads that rile the Sierra Club, MoveOn.org, and others.