Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg’s allies are doubling down on his immigration advocacy push, creating a new group that will highlight immigrant success stories.

Zuckerberg’s associates will announce on Wednesday the creation of a new non-profit group dubbed Welcome.us, according to a release shared with Fusion. The push comes as the chances appear bleak for an immigration bill to pass Congress this year. Many activists have instead turned their attention to President Obama, demanding that he ease the record pace of deportations under his watch.

As a non-profit, Welcome.us is barred from political activity unlike its cohort group, FWD.us. Officials from Welcome.us said it is designed to create a positive image for immigrants by emphasizing immigrant contributions to the U.S., and not to weigh in on policy debates.

via Mark Zuckerberg Doubles Down on Immigration Push With New Group — Fusion..