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Update: Fwd.us hosts immigration 'hackathon' in Mountain View

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Martha Garcia and Rocio Verdugo cut school to attend an immigration rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013.

Updated, Nov. 22:

Earlier this week, the advocacy group Fwd.us, led by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, paired leaders in the tech industry with young immigrants. Their task was to develop new ways to advocate for solutions to the immigration debate.

On Wednesday we checked in with one of the young dreamers who was taking part in the project, Justino Mora. Mora's team won the Best Advocacy Award at the hackathon, and he joins the show to explain what happened during the hackathon. 

Earlier: 

Politicians seem to have reached an impasse when it comes to immigration reform, so some young tech types are moving ahead without them.

Earlier this week in Mountain View, the advocacy group Fwd.Us, led by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is hosting what they're calling an immigration hackathon. Leaders in the tech industry will team up with young immigrants to develop new ways to advocate for solutions to the immigration debate.
 
 


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