Facebook Board Member Marc Andreessen: Illegal Immigration ‘Best Thing’ for America

Associated Press
Associated Press

Marc Andreessen, the Facebook board member who condemned Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) for standing up for American workers, believes that illegal immigration is actually the “best thing” that is happening to America.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Andreessen said that “birth rates are going to drop” in wealthier societies and claimed that America’s economic growth would be slower if not for “illegal immigration.”

“It’s the best thing that can possibly be happening to us, and I find it ironic; nobody wants to talk about that,” he reportedly said of illegal immigration.

Last year, Andreessen took offense when Sessions went to the Senate floor to denounce the so-called “Masters of the Universe” who view borders and sovereignty as nuisances. Andreessen actually called Sessions an “odious hack” who was “clinically insane” and accused him of “outright slander” for suggesting that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg hire more American workers instead of relentlessly pushing Congress for more H-1B guest-worker visas at a time when America does not have a demonstrated shortage of American high-tech workers.

The tech industry and its financiers like Andreessen want more guest workers because they would lower wages in the industry.