The president of FWD.us, a pro-immigration reform group created by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, resigned this week while Congressional efforts to pass amnesty have stagnated.
Joe Green has led the group since its 2013 founding. Several tech executives poured millions into the group to promote legislation that would grant amnesty to illegal immigrants and allow for more guest workers to come to the United States.
It appears Green was forced out of his position by prominent backers of the group, according to Recode. The tech site speculates his departure was due to the lack of success in getting immigration legislation passed in Congress.
“While FWD.us has achieved important milestones in the fight to reform immigration laws, Joe and I agreed a change in leadership was necessary,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Saturday email to FWD.us donors.
The executive director of the advocacy group, Todd Schulte, will serve as acting president for the time being.