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Silicon Valley Advocacy Group Supports Immigration Reform; Joe Green Comments

Silicon ValleyAn immigration reform advocacy group from the technology community has been in the news in the past week because of its advertisement supporting reform proposals released recently by House Republicans, National Journal reported Friday.

FWD.us emerged in 2013 with backing from prominent names, such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and works with both Republicans and Democrats to push their advocacy, writes Alex Seitz-Wald.

“We’re all entrepreneurs, and that means a culture of taking risks and accepting failure. Entrepreneurs from around the world want to come here to start their companies because of that culture, which comes from being a nation of immigrants,” said Joe Green, FWD.us founder.

Green also related his group’s tech solutions, such as a smartphone app tracking Congress’ support for immigration reform, and explained the advertisement shows their strategy.

“You’ll continue to see us make major media buys; you’ll continue to see us do grassroots advocacy among the tech community,” Green added.

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