The immigration reform movement just got a very large, and very high tech, supporter. Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, has publicly stated his desire to help push immigration reform through his advocacy group

On Monday night, Zuckerberg showed his dedication to the cause by attending and speaking at an event for DREAMers, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, immigration activists and political leaders who want to enact change in the immigration system. 

"I believe it's important for the future of our country and for us to do what's right," said Zuckerberg to a crowd of DREAMers. "I asked the kids what they were worried about. One raised his hands and said I'm not sure I can go to college because I'm undocumented; it touched me."

Zuckerberg's talk came during an event for the screening of a new movie by Pulitzer-prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas. The film is named "Documented" and reflects on Vargas' own experience in becoming one of the most lauded and recognizable undocumented immigrants in the country.

The event took place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and was a reunion of sorts for Vargas and Zuckerberg. The two first met when Vargas profiled the Facebook whiz kid for the New Yorker in 2010. Zuckerberg was adamant while on stage that the economy needs more lenient immigration laws in order to succeed.

"No matter where they were born, [these students] are going to be tomorrow's entrepreneurs and people creating jobs in this country," said Zuckerberg during his speech. "These are issues that don't just touch our part of the industry, but really touch a whole country."

Zuckerberg also covered some of the struggles that face immigrants in the United States. As one of his former employees notes, many of the things that citizens take for granted are precious commodities to undocumented workers.

"Finding a job, choosing where you work, choosing where you live, should all be fundamental choices but as an immigrant these are just hard stressful decisions and you're basically surrounded by uncertainty all the time," said Ruchi Sangvhi, who was the first female engineer at Facebook.