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Zuckerberg-Backed FWD.us Rallies Against Mass Deportation

The Mark Zuckerberg-backed group FWD.us released a video on Thursday warning what would happen if America's 11 million undocumented immigrants were deported.

The first in a series of 11 videos, it runs through imagined scenarios involving a "deportation force" like the one mentioned by Donald Trump in a short clip. The video also features former Sen. Rick Santorum talking about "moving forward with removals" of undocumented immigrants.

Trump and Santorum are competing to become the Republican presidential nominee. Both have recently recommended halting the immigration of Muslims into the U.S., although Trump's plan is more restrictive.

The video rallied against such sentiments, pointing voters to immigrationvoter.com, which asks voters to "stand against mass deportation" and vote for candidates who "recognize the contribution of our country’s immigrants."

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FWD.us was founded in 2013 by Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and other powerful tech executives. The advocacy group entered the political fray of the Republican primary race in October when Trump called Sen. Marco Rubio "Mark Zuckerberg's personal senator" for supporting an increase of H-1B visas.

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FWD.us responded by saying it was "astounding that some in a party that espouses smaller government wants one big enough to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants and millions of their U.S. citizen family members."