By Zach Cartwright for U.S. Uncut
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg just told Donald Trump to fuck right off with his Muslim immigration ban in a viral post.
The status update, which has been shared over 62,000 times in less than 24 hours, blasts President Trump for shutting down the U.S. refugee program for four months and banning immigration indefinitely from multiple predominantly Muslim countries. Zuckerberg pointed to his own family tree, along with that of his wife, Priscilla, as part of the great melting pot of American culture that makes the country truly great.
“My great grandparents came from Germany, Austria and Poland. Priscilla’s parents were refugees from China and Vietnam. The United States is a nation of immigrants, and we should be proud of that,” Zuckerberg wrote. “We need to keep this country safe, but we should do that by focusing on people who actually pose a threat. Expanding the focus of law enforcement beyond people who are real threats would make all Americans less safe by diverting resources, while millions of undocumented folks who don’t pose a threat will live in fear of deportation.”
“We should also keep our doors open to refugees and those who need help. That’s who we are. Had we turned away refugees a few decades ago, Priscilla’s family wouldn’t be here today,” he continued.
The billionaire did give Trump due credit for being willing to continue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in which “dreamers,” or sons and daughters of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States when they were very young, will still be able to stay in the United States. However, Zuckerberg also cautioned Trump to not follow through on his campaign promise of deporting millions of undocumented immigrants, citing his direct experience with talented individuals with undocumented status.
“A few years ago, I taught a class at a local middle school where some of my best students were undocumented. They are our future too. We are a nation of immigrants, and we all benefit when the best and brightest from around the world can live, work and contribute here,” he wrote.
Read Zuckerberg’s full post below: