After Democrats got shellacked in the midterms largely because Americans opposed President Barack Obama on illegal immigration, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s pro-amnesty lobbying group declared that it is “go time” for amnesty legislation.
FWD.us—which bought television ads for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) after Republican Scott Brown closed a double-digit deficit after running against illegal immigration—claimed that since Shaheen won, “anti-immigrant groups were overwhelmingly proven wrong.”
Todd Schulte, who became the group’s acting president after Joe Green was ousted for failing to move amnesty legislation, urged supporters on Wednesday to “push the President to take big and bold action” on executive action “to make immediate fixes to our immigration system.”
The group urged supporters to “make a huge impact by helping us build the case for immediate action.”
“It’s go time, and we need you to keep fighting with us,” Schulte wrote.
Schulte said that a comprehensive amnesty bill is “the only way to achieve permanent reform,” which means the tech industry would lock in place the massive increases in guest-worker visas that it has coveted. The increase in guest-worker visas would come at a time when there is not a shortage of American high-tech workers and would only lower the wages of American workers by allowing tech companies to import cheap foreign workers to do IT jobs.