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Facebook Founder To Host Hackathon For Illegal Aliens
« on: October 20, 2013, 11:15:40 AM »
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Facebook Founder To Host Hackathon For Illegal Aliens

Via LATimes:

    Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration advocacy group Fwd.us is planning to hold a hackathon next month for young undocumented immigrants as it tries to refocus attention on immigration reform.

    Famous coders including the Facebook chief executive and Dropbox’s Drew Houston will team with those who came to the U.S. as children, often referred to as “Dreamers,” to build tools that address “the problems within our immigration system,” according to Fwd.us President Joe Green. Fwd.us will then work with the teams to get the projects up and running.

    The event is designed to swivel the spotlight to Zuckerberg’s call for a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s immigration policies as well as loosening restrictions on visas for skilled workers such as engineers and scientists.

    “There’s been a lot of delay and too little action coming from Washington this month. We hope that momentum coming from our hackathon — and the technology it creates — can help move immigration reform forward,” Green said

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Re: Facebook Founder To Host Hackathon For Illegal Aliens
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2013, 01:46:51 PM »
And another reason to never use BookFace.
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Re: Facebook Founder To Host Hackathon For Illegal Aliens
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2013, 01:51:59 PM »
And another reason to never use BookFace.

Right on, AC.


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