Senator Rubio to meet with Zuckerberg at Facebook campus
August 21st, 2013
02:10 AM ET
11 months ago

Senator Rubio to meet with Zuckerberg at Facebook campus

Sen. Marco Rubio will meet with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the tech giant’s headquarters on Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the meeting told CNN Tuesday night.

Rubio, in the San Francisco Bay Area for fundraising events, was invited by Zuckerberg to visit the Facebook campus, which is in Menlo Park, California.

The Florida senator has been heavily involved with immigration reform efforts in the Senate, a cause in which Zuckerberg has recently become involved.

"There are 11 million undocumented people who came here to work hard and contribute to the country, and I don't think it's quite as polarized as people always say," Zuckerberg told CNN's Chris Cuomo in a TV exclusive interview on "New Day."

An immigration reform bill was passed in the Senate before the start of the August recess, but it faces a less-than-certain future in the House.

The meeting between the two men likely will be informal, the source said, and while the exact topics of conversation could not be confirmed, “ their shared commitment to fixing America's broken immigration system” is expected to come up.

"Well I can't really tell anyone how to legislate. I mean that's - everyone understands this stuff way better than I do," Zuckerberg said in the interview. "So my goal in this is just to try to help support folks who care deeply about getting this done, on both sides, and hopefully we can make a difference."

The source said efforts to improve education could also be discussed. Zuckerberg made a donation of $100 million dollars to Newark public schools in the fall of 2010.

No word yet on whether Zuckerberg will wear his trademark hoodie to the meeting.


Filed under: Immigration • Marco Rubio
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Richard Long

    “ their shared commitment to fixing America’s broken immigration system”

    Simple.. Enforce the current laws and deport.

    August 21, 2013 03:55 am at 3:55 am |
  2. Revolution

    I support the clown! Not the one in office...

    August 21, 2013 04:34 am at 4:34 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Along with immigration reform I am sure Zuckerberg can give the Cuban anchor baby $20 worth of bottled water without blinking.

    August 21, 2013 06:14 am at 6:14 am |
  4. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Nobody cares.

    August 21, 2013 07:24 am at 7:24 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    Rubio for WH? Not even qualified for cook in WH. Idiot.

    August 21, 2013 07:33 am at 7:33 am |