Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg poised to 'launch lobby group to campaign on immigration'

The formation of the group is expected to be announced in the next few weeks and is thought to have a goal of raising $50m to campaign for political reform on immigration and education issues.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is poised to form a lobby group of technology industry leaders who will campaign for political reform, it was reported today.

The formation of the group is expected to be announced in the next few weeks and it is thought to have a goal of raising $50m to campaign for political reform on immigration and education issues.

Zuckerberg, 28, is reported to have a made a significant financial contribution to the group which the billionaire is said to be working on with his close friend and Harvard roommate Joe Green.

Earlier this year, Zuckerberg, who is worth an estimated $16.9 billion, hosted a fundraiser to support the re-election bid of New Jersey Governor and Republican Chris Christie. He also once donated $100m to the troubled New Jersey public school system.

Being formed by the Facebook creator the lobby group seems likely to spearhead Silicon Valley's long crusade to make it easier for immigrants with engineering, maths and science skills to obtain visas and green cards.

Facebook has not officially commented on the lobby group plan.

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