Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has voiced his concerns on the recent signing of the executive order by President Donald Trump and its possible implications.
Zuckerberg expressed his thoughts in a post shared on Facebook, calling for the focus to be on the bigger picture.
"We need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat," noted Zuckerberg.
He believes that increasing the law enforcement's focus to people who are not the real threats will make the compromise the safety of the U.S. citizens as this move would divert resources. Moreover, several million people who are undocumented - and are not a threat to the country's safety - would be living in perennial fear of being deported.
The Facebook CEO did not shy away from mentioning that his great grandparents hailed from countries like Germany, Austria and Poland. He also mentioned briefly about his wife Priscilla Chan, whose parents were refugees from China and Vietnam to hit home the message that America was a potpourri of cultures. An amalgamation of different ethnicities. America he believes benefits when the brightest talent from the globe is able to live and work in harmony, contributing to the country's economy.
He went on to share that it is a country of people who have settled here as immigrants and it is a matter of great pride. Zuckerberg mentioned that America should keep an open mind and welcome refugees, as well as people who were in need of help.
Zuckerberg also lauded Trump's willingness to work out a few viable options for immigrants who had arrived into the country as children.
"I was glad to hear President Trump say he's going to "work something out" for Dreamers -- immigrants who were brought to this country at a young age by their parents," he added.
Zuckerberg, also shared that currently nearly 750,000 people benefitted from the DACA program offered by the U.S. government. This initiative lets people work and reside legally in the country. He was optimistic that the new government would not remove these protections and continue the good work.
Mark Zuckerberg, has advocated increasing the number of immigrants coming to the U.S.
In 2013, Zuckerberg had provided assistance in launching a non-profit called FWD.us. This was focused on providing impetus to various reforms in the immigration process.
Zuckerberg has shared that along with the FWD.us team, he would device ways to help people.
FWD incidentally has come out with a statement recently expressing critical views over the executive orders recently passed by Trump.