Immigration-reform advocate Jose Antonio Vargas, a former editor for The Washington Post and The Huffington Post , will see his documentary, Documented , premiere on CNN Sunday, June 29. In an interview with Inside Facebook parent mediabistro , which will run next week, Vargas expressed his gratitude over having Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his FWD.us political-advocacy group as allies.
To me right now, this is a moment of allies. How do we get more allies to join our movement? And the fact that Mark Zuckerberg is one of our allies is, to me, a testament to kind of the broad coalition we are building to get something done. I really applaud Mark. He doesn’t have to do this at all. Or he can say that he’s doing it so he can get engineers an H-1B visa. But no: He’s saying that he cares about the whole thing. And I think that’s a testament about who he is as a person, and also his belief that he had to do something.
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