US in dire need of immigration reform, says Zuckerberg

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 11:07

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: Criticizing the US immigration policy as “unfit for today's world”, Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said the US needs to fix it, as per news report.

In an opinion column in a daily, the Facebook founder said that comprehensive immigration reform and improvements in education system were needed in the US.

The supply of H1-B visas, which allow non-US citizens with advanced skills and degrees in "specialty occupations" to work in the country for up to six years, has been a long-running topic of debate in the technology industry.

Zuckerberg, who founded Facebook in his Harvard dorm room in 2004, has become increasingly active in public policy and philanthropy. In December, he pledged half a billion dollars in Facebook stock to a Silicon Valley charity focused on health and education.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 11:07

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