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Zuckerberg Group Donates $5K to Trump Transition

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

By    |   Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 06:43 PM

An immigration reform advocacy group founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote a $5,000 check to Trump's presidential transition, Politico reported

The group, FWD.us, attacked Trump on his proposed immigration policies during his presidential campaign and campaigned to oppose his election, Politico reported.

But like other Silicon Valley tech companies, it also hopes to help shape the incoming administration — and joined companies like AT&T, Microsoft and Qualcomm in funding Trump's months-long transition operation, which raked in roughly $6.5 million through Feb. 15, Politico reported.

According to Politico, FWD.us most recently opposed Trump's executive order that banned travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, charging it "sets the stage for a large-scale ramp up in deportations."

But the group also declared it remained "encouraged" by Trump's positive comments about guidelines put in place by former President Barack Obama to protect so-called Dreamers —illegal immigrants whose parents brought them to the United States as children.

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An immigration reform advocacy group founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote a $5,000 check to Trump's presidential transition, Politico reported.
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