Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted three DACA immigrants at his Silicon Valley home Wednesday, live-streaming their personal stories and pressing Congress to pass a law that protects them -- and 800,000 others -- from possible deportation.
The discussion, watched by more than 1.1 million people on Zuckerberg's own Facebook page, comes one day after President Trump's decision to rescind the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, in six months.
Created by an executive order of President Obama in 2012, the DACA program has shielded U.S. immigrants who were brought to the country illegally by their parents.
The fact that these people exist in legal limbo is "an insane state for our country to be in," said Zuckerberg, who urged those watching to pressure members of Congress to find a legislative fix.
He challenged members of Congress to "show they can lead," one day after joining other tech leaders in condemning Trump's executive move.
"There are more than 2 million 'Dreamers,'" or immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and still reside here, he said.
Zuckerberg argued than any legislation should give those in the DACA program "a full pathway to citizenship" and "a guarantee of work status."
The three individuals -- one man and two women who were identified only by their first names -- sat on a couch in Zuckerberg's Palo Alto, California, home and recounted the stories of how their parents had brought them from Peru, Mexico and Canada, respectively.