Mark Zuckerberg, he's just like us! Zuckerberg spent Thursday night debating people in the comments of his Facebook post, as one does. "I stand with the DREAMers," wrote Zuckerberg, who is definitely not running for president, following reports that President Trump could cut the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, an Obama-era policy that allows young immigrants who were brought to America illegally as children to avoid deportation and temporarily work and study in the U.S.
"DREAMers have a special love for this country because they can't take living here for granted," Zuckerberg went on in his initial post. "They understand all the opportunities they have and want nothing more than the chance to serve their country and their community. And DREAMers deserve that chance."
The comments thread naturally exploded. "If they have been here for so long how come they have not done the work to become CITIZEN'S [sic]" one person wrote. Zuckerberg jumped in to engage: "There is currently no pathway for undocumented immigrants to become citizens while living here," he replied. "I've mentored a student who would like nothing more than to get his citizenship and maybe run for office one day, but he currently has no way to do that."
Another commenter wrote, "Immigrants who are honest hardworking, this country needs. The ones who do harm to the people could go back to where they came from." To that Zuckerberg replied: "Any DREAMer who commits a crime already loses their DACA status and has to leave the country. The DREAMers who are here on DACA are the hardworking immigrants you believe this country needs."
Read his full thread here.