Zuckerberg’s FWD.us: We Won’t Give Up Exec Amnesty Fight after Injunction

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After a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty this week, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s pro-amnesty lobbying group vowed it would not give up on the fight for executive amnesty and work permits for illegal immigrants and a comprehensive amnesty bill.

FWD.us declared that it was “confident that this injunction won’t last long” and encouraged “eligible immigrants to continue to prepare for the deferred action programs.”

The organization promised to “continue to fight for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country to be able to contribute fully to our communities and our economy, and work toward the permanent legislative solution to our broken immigration system that our country so desperately needs.”

“We will continue sharing the message that eligible immigrants should prepare for the deferred action programs that will provide millions of immigrants and their families the chance to live and work free from the fear of deportation,” the organization declared. “Reform advocates have worked tirelessly for this victory, and we are not going to give up because of this temporary injunction.”

FWD.us has spent millions, aided by consultants from the permanent political class on both sides of the aisle, trying to secure a comprehensive amnesty bill with massive increases in guest-worker visas for the high-tech industry that would lower the wages of American workers. But after the group failed to move Congress on a comprehensive amnesty bill last year, its president Joe Green ultimately took the fall and resigned.


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