Facebook founder Zuckerberg's deep ties - and deeper pockets - helping Obama loosen US borders
Thursday, 10 March 2016
A couple of days ago we wrote about President Obama's advisor, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Remember Sheryl, she says we can cut the terror threat if we "Like" Islamic State enough.
Sheryl's an advisor to US Secretary for Defense Ash Carter. On diversity and women.
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg drafted by Pentagon to launch 'Lean In' groups that bring women and minorities into leadership
- Sandberg met with Ash Carter and 15 military women on Monday
- It is a bid to support current Lean In groups and build more at Pentagon
- Sanberg is the author of Lean In: Women, Work And The Will To Lead
Today we learn more about the influence - and activism - of Facebook.
What Sheryl is to diversity and women - her boss is to immigrants.
This is Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook Founder and CEO.
Mr Zuckerberg is very, very close to the Obama Administration.
The extent of Facebook's involvement and influence in advancing Obama and The Left's interests is breathtaking.
Zuckerberg and others founded a lobbying group to push for more open borders and easier access to the United States for "dreamers" from all over the world.
They've funded the Supreme Court action to overturn the Court's ban on Obama's executive orders on immigration. Zuckerberg says he did it because of the "critical importance of this case and what it means for millions of undocumented immigrants and American families".
Here is the group and its website http://www.fwd.us
FWD.us was founded by leaders in the technology community to give our values a voice in American politics. Tech is a community of dreamers and doers, entrepreneurs and engineers. We imagine new possibilities, and then make them real. At our best, we aspire to make the world a better place for millions of people.
FWD.us’ mission is to mobilize the tech community to support policies that keep the American Dream achievable in the 21st century.
We support comprehensive immigration reform, improving the quality of American education, and encouraging more investment in scientific innovation.
To do so, we bring together a diverse group of organizers, entrepreneurs, and innovators. By mobilizing supporters through local chapters and online advocacy, we enable them to engage their elected leaders and win transformational policy changes.
Here is their very expensive brief submitted to the US Supreme Court today US time.
Read the membership list at Appendix One. It sounds like a Who's Who of Malcolm Turnbull's contacts.
Zuckerberg is very young, very wealthy, very powerful and very influential. He is also committed to allowing people from all over the world in to pursue the American dream. That makes him very, very scary.
These are some of the Obama changes Zuckerberg and Obama want to put in place - from the US Govt website
Revise Parole Rules
DHS will begin rulemaking to identify the conditions under which talented entrepreneurs should be paroled into the United States, on the ground that their entry would yield a significant public economic benefit. DHS will also support the military and its recruitment efforts by working with the Department of Defense to address the availability of parole-in-place and deferred action to spouses, parents, and children of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents who seek to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces. DHS will also issue guidance to clarify that when anyone is given “advance parole” to leave the country – including those who obtain deferred action - they will not be considered to have departed. Undocumented aliens generally trigger a 3- or 10-year bar to returning to the United States when they depart.
Expand Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program
We will expand eligibility for DACA to encompass a broader class of children. DACA eligibility was limited to those who were under 31 years of age on June 15, 2012, who entered the U.S. before June 15, 2007, and who were under 16 years old when they entered. DACA eligibility will be expanded to cover all undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. before the age of 16, and not just those born after June 15, 1981. We will also adjust the entry date from June 15, 2007 to January 1, 2010. The relief (including work authorization) will now last for three years rather than two.
Extend Deferred Action to Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA)
DHS will extend eligibility for deferred action to individuals who (i) are not removal priorities under our new policy, (ii) have been in this country at least 5 years, (iii) have children who on the date of this announcement are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, and (iv) present no other factors that would make a grant of deferred action inappropriate. These individuals will be assessed for eligibility for deferred action on a case-by-case basis, and then be permitted to apply for work authorization, provided they pay a fee. Each individual will undergo a thorough background check of all relevant national security and criminal databases, including DHS and FBI databases. With work-authorization, these individuals will pay taxes and contribute to the economy.
Expand Provisional Waivers to Spouses and Children of Lawful Permanent Residents
The provisional waiver program DHS announced in January 2013 for undocumented spouses and children of U.S. citizens will be expanded to include the spouses and children of lawful permanent residents, as well as the adult children of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. At the same time, we will further clarify the “extreme hardship” standard that must be met to obtain the waiver.
PS - my article about Sheryl Sandberg is headed
Key advisor to Obama administration says we can "like" Islamic State threat away - while Malcolm loves them
Copy those words and paste them into a Google search engine. Let me know if Google brings you that story.
UPDATE 1.30PM Sydney time 10/3/16
Someone at Google must have done something, the story is suddenly back.