Zuckerberg-backed immigration group targets Trump

An immigration reform group backed by Facebook founder Mark ZuckerbergMark Elliot ZuckerbergOvernight Tech: Dems turn up the heat on Equifax | Trump's science budget | Inside Rupert Murdoch's fight with Facebook | Cyber experts identify Olympics malware Rupert Murdoch pressured Facebook for changes to help news publishers: report Overnight Tech: GOP bill would bar agencies from using Chinese tech | How Russian accounts used Tumblr during the election | Warren, Equifax spar over breach claims | Dem worries about tech addiction | New lobster emoji MORE and other major tech figures is taking aim at Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE.

The group, FWD.us, on Thursday released a video as part of a campaign to increase the chances that immigration reform legislation — which has so far eluded Congress — becomes law in 2017.

The video imagines a world where Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s plan to deport every immigrant in the country without authorization comes to pass.

Expanding on a clip of Trump’s comments that he would create a “deportation force,” activists discuss what life would be like under a regime of “mass deportation” as animations show scenes of a police state. In addition to Trump, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) is also shown speaking about deportations.

“Mass deportation started and everything changed,” says a student who has lived in the U.S. for 14 years. “I stopped leaving my house, I stayed inside because I was afraid that they would find me, afraid that they would take me away from my family.”

Then she looks straight at the camera and says, “You deported me.”

The video also features Sophie Cruz, the 5-year-old girl with undocumented parents who made headlines when she gave Pope Francis a letter during his visit to Washington earlier this year. In the video, she imagines what it would be like for her mother to be removed from the country under a widespread policy of deportation.

The videos are part of a larger campaign that includes research and advertising aimed at mobilizing pro-reform voters in 2016 and improving the chances of action on immigration once a new president takes office.

FWD.us launched in 2013 to great fanfare and with backing from Zuckerberg and others. But reform efforts faltered in Congress, and the group was criticized by progressives for some of its tactics.