Zuckerberg to Meet with Republicans on Immigration

Facebook CEO will discuss policies with House Speaker John Boehner and others

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens to a question during a media event at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California March 7, 2013.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to meet with four top Republican leaders in the House next week to discuss immigration. Zuckerberg has been publicly advocating for a revision of the U.S. immigration law, partly through Fwd.us, a pro-immigration advocacy group formed by several technology companies, including Facebook.

The meeting is scheduled for September 19 and will include House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, Whip Kevin McCarthy of California, and Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, according to Bloomberg News.

The discussion will not be limited to immigration. They also plan to talk about Internet privacy, the economy, and taxes.

The Senate passed a comprehensive immigration plan on June 27. House leaders oppose the Senate’s measures and are taking a bill-by-bill approach to immigration. No votes have yet been scheduled.