Amazon CEO and WaPo Owner Announce $33 Million in Scholarships for 1,000 Illegal Immigrants


The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) deal has been a hot topic, especially since President Donald Trump held a bipartisan meeting and invited the press into the room to watch for nearly an hour. Trump repeatedly said that border wall funding had to be a part of the deal for it to continue.

Well now, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has entered the debate by making a clear statement on where he stands. Bezos announced that he would be donating $33 million to college scholarships for “Dreamers,” children who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

Politico reports that the money is going to TheDream.US, which is a nonprofit co-founded by the former owner of the Washington Post, Don Graham. Bezos said in a statement, “MacKenzie and I are honored to be able to help today’s Dreamers by funding these scholarships.”

Since the children are undocumented, they are not eligible for student financial aid in most states, so they will be able to receive up to $33,000 in aid over their four years in college. The program says it funds 2,850 “Dreamers,” and Bezos’s donation will cover 1,000 scholarships.

During a conference call with reporters, Bezos stated that he “thinks that helping you is a great way to help not only your future but the future of the United States.”

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