Masters of the Universe Rally Against Trump in Immigration Debate

Breitbart | 6/19/2018 | Staff
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Billionaire CEO’s from across Silicon Valley have long been critical of President Trump’s immigration policies, now with the latest immigration debate becoming a hot topic, many are directly funding opposition to the administration.

Breitbart News reported recently that a Facebook fundraiser aiming to reunite the children of illegal immigrants with their families and fund bail bonds for illegal immigrants detained at the border has raised approximately $4.5 million in just under a week, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg donating sizeable amounts to the fundraiser.

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The fundraiser initially planned to raise $1,500, but donations reached $4.67 million by Tuesday shortly after several private donors matched donations up to $250,000 each. Donations have since reportedly jumped above $9 million. The Willners wrote on the page: “We are collectively revulsed at what’s happening to immigrant families on our southern border. In times when we often think that the news can’t possibly get worse, it does — we learned last night that 2,000 children (many of them infants and toddlers) have been separated from their parents in just six weeks under President Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy.”

Zuckerberg has previously funded other immigration causes, such as the FWD.us organization, which pushes for more open immigration laws. The organization’s website reads: “FWD.us is mobilizing the tech community in support of policies that keep the American Dream achievable in the 21 century, starting with comprehensive immigration reform.” FWD.us was founded by Zuckerberg along with other tech moguls such as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, former Facebook President Sean Parker and multiple founders and team members of the file-sharing service Dropbox.

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Now many more Silicon Valley CEO’s are stepping forward to attack President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Irish Times: “It’s heartbreaking to see the images and hear the sounds of the kids....
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