Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is using an activist group he created to attack Donald Trump over immigration policy.
A new anti-Trump ad by FWD.us casts the Republican presidential candidate as anti-Latino because he wants to restore control along the U.S.-Mexico border and deport illegal immigrants.
“It sounds to me like Republicans think Latinos are criminals and rapists,” one man says.
“It sounds to me like Republicans think this country would be better off without us,” a woman adds.
A no point in time does the video, which also criticizes Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, make a distinction between legal and illegal immigrants.
The FWD.us website says its goal is to “mobilize the tech community” so that its values have “a voice in American politics.”
“For many, the American Dream seems to be falling out of reach: Mobility is stagnant and too many are denied the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Our immigration system is fundamentally broken and outdated,” the website reads. “It doesn’t matter where a person comes from or who his or her parents are: creativity, talent, and the willingness to work hard are what count. These values are fundamental to the tech community because human ability provides the foundation for everything we do.”
The organization’s website also does not mention respecting the rule of law of sovereign nations as a “fundamental” value of the tech community.
“Zuckerberg is a globalist – not a friend of America. Boycott Facebook,” a YouTube user identified as J. Jones wrote Friday in response to the group’s video.
“Nice try Zuckerberg,” added Eric Demamp. “Your out-of-context tricks aren’t working this cycle. The people see through your charade and are making the choices that matter to Americans – not illegal aliens!”
The Department of Homeland Security says there are approximately 11.5 million illegal immigrants in the U.S.