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Zuckerberg to Meet With Top House Republicans on Immigration Reform

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Facebook Home launch event.Mr. Zuckerberg is headed back to Washington.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to meet with four top House Republicans later this week, another in a string of moves into the political realm for the social giant.

The meeting, first reported by Politico, will include sitting Speaker of the House John Boehner, as well as other top Republican House leadership, with Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Whip Kevin McCarthy and Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers.

“Mark is coming to Washington to discuss issues important to the knowledge economy, including immigration reform,” a Facebook spokesperson told AllThingsD.

Ostensibly that includes Zuckerberg’s efforts with FWD.us, the political action group founded in conjunction with a host of tech executives that aims to upend U.S. immigration policy and potentially increase the number of foreign-born tech workers allowed entry into the United States.

The meeting is set to occur in Washington this Thursday.


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