Caption:MENLO PARK, CA - APRIL 04: A Facebook employee holds a laptop with a 'like' sticker on it during an event at Facebook headquarters during an event at Facebook headquarters on April 4, 2013 in Menlo Park, California. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a new product for Android called Facebook Home as well as the new HTC First phone that will feature the new software. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
It's not quite the dystopian society George Orwell predicted in "1984" but FWD.us, an organization led by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is predicting American life could be just as bad if Donald Trump is elected president.
The group released a video entitled "11 Million Stories: The Truth of Mass Deportation" on Thursday - the first in a six-part series - foreshadowing what Trump's proposed "mass deportation" of 11 million undocumented immigrants would do if it became law. It begins
"Mass deportation started and everything changed," says Michelle, a UCLA student living in the United States the last 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."
Hina, a nurse who has also lived in the U.S. for over a decade, then recounts how police busted into her hospital and took her patient away. She feared they came for her. The video also features Sophie Cruz, the 5-year-old girl who handed Pope Francis a letter during his visit in September. She wonders aloud what life would be like if her mother were taken under Trump's mass deportation policy.
The video asks what deporting 11 million people would do to America, to which they give three repercussions: "Cost us over 800 billion dollars, destroy families, create a police state." Sources for the $800 billion figure are not given.
Zuckerberg is one of many well-known tech executives pushing for a more open immigration policy; Microsoft founder Bill Gates is among his supporters. He and Trump disagree on what registering more H-1B visas - which allow undocumented immigrants to work in the country legally - would do to small companies.
While the real estate magnate says increased visas should be more expensive so companies are discouraged from employing undocumented workers, Zuckerberg believes it will allow tech companies to hire more of them. He took his pro-immigration stance a step further this week in denouncing Trump's plan to stop Muslims, U.S. citizens or not, from entering the country.
"Even if an attack isn't against you today, in time attacks on freedom for anyone will hurt everyone," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. "If you're a Muslim in this community, as the leader of Facebook I want you to know that you are always welcome here, and that we will fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you."
Watch the FWD.us YouTube video below.