Updated 9/18/13 5:42pm E.T.
Washington (CNN) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg declined any traditional political label while in Washington stumping for his pro-immigration reform group, saying that rather than Democrat or Republican, "I'm pro-knowledge economy."
The multibillionaire took part in a forum Wednesday with Atlantic magazine editor James Bennet, commenting on his immigration group, FWD.us, along with the future of Facebook and the impact revelations that the U.S. government tracks some American activity online have had on the trust people place in their social media.
Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama urged swift congressional approval of immigration reform on Tuesday, offering a potential opening to Republicans on the divisive presidential priority.
"Right now, everybody should be focused on making sure that that bill that's already passed out of the Senate hits the floor of– the House of Representatives. It's not as if the votes are not there. The votes are there," the president said in an interview with Telemundo.
Updated 9/12/2013 at 1:20pm
Washington (CNN) – Over 100 people were arrested Thursday morning as a group of undocumented women participated in an act of "civil disobedience" outside Congress, protesting what they call the House of Representatives' inaction on immigration reform.
A large group of the women, some of whom they say are undocumented, formed a sitting circle in the middle of the intersection in front of the Capitol building.
(CNN) – Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg aims to add immigration reform to his long list of accomplishments.
Since forming a public interest group with other leading tech CEOs back in April, he has intensified lobbying efforts for comprehensive immigration reform.
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.
(CNN) – Leaders in his party have been blinded to the consequences of immigration reform by the potential for gaining votes among Latinos, Rep. Steve King claimed in an interview Thursday.
Speaking to Kate Bolduan on CNN's "New Day," King said the push to overhaul the nation's immigration system was being adopted by Republicans, despite their opposition in the past to similar efforts.
(CNN) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's immigration reform group announced a new ad Thursday, the same week Zuckerberg made a rare public speech on the topic.
The new ad is called "Serve" and features a young undocumented immigrant named Alejandro Morales, a former high school junior ROTC cadet who dreams of serving as a U.S. Marine but is unable to because of his status, having been brought to the United States illegally when he was seven months old.
Washington (CNN) - Several dozen town halls featuring Republican members of Congress will be one of the focuses this week for advocates pushing for comprehensive immigration reform, as well as those who will strongly fight to prevent it from passing the House this fall.
Proponents of an immigration overhaul got started in late July in pushing their message, even before the congressional recess officially started on Friday. Now these activists will be aggressively ramping up their efforts staging hundreds of events in the next month – from rallies to canvassing businesses to phone banking – with a focus on Republican members trying to push them and the public to support the issue.
Washington (CNN) – From staging rallies to mounting a caravan through California to setting up phone banks to more private lobbying activists on all sides of the immigration issue are vowing a month of activities to try to push members of Congress and the public over immigration reform during the coming congressional recess.
A coalition called the Alliance for Citizenship, comprised of groups ranging from the AFL-CIO to the Service Employees International Union to La Raza and other Hispanic groups, will stage about 300 events across the country during August to push the House to also pass comprehensive immigration reform. It is calling its effort "Immigration Reform Summer."
Washington (CNN) - A major union pushing for immigration reform will launch a new Spanish-language online ad campaign on Monday that highlights comments by Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, which were widely condemned as reprehensible because he portrayed many of the children of undocumented immigrants as drug traffickers.
The ad from the Service Employees International Union will run in the districts of seven House Republicans. They use King’s comments from an interview earlier this month with the conservative media outlet Newsmax, where he discussed children of immigrants who want to gain U.S. citizenship if they have graduated high school or served in the military - the so-called “DREAMers.”