Jeff Bezos Is Helping Send 1000 Dreamers To College

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TheDream.Us, a nonprofit working toward college access for undocumented immigrants, said the donation from Bezos and his wife MacKenzie is the largest in the organization's history and will fund 1,000 scholarships.

"My dad came to the USA when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan", Jeff Bezos in a statement explaining the donation.

"MacKenzie and I are honored to be able to help today's Dreamers by funding these scholarships", he added.

As the "Dreamers" as they're known, are illegal immigrants, they are not eligible to receive financial aid from the federal government, TheDream.US aims to offer these students up to $33,000 in financial aid spread over four years of college study. 2,850 students are now enrolled in college under the program, according to the foundation.

The donation comes as legislators and the White House struggle to come up with a deal to address the status of the young undocumented immigrants who could face deportation when DACA winds down, as ordered in September by President Trump, in March.

Jeff Bezos Is Helping Send 1000 Dreamers To College

Dreamers, 800,000 of whom have received DACA status since 2012, face a variety of obstacles to college attendance.

TheDream.US partners with more than 70 low-priced colleges in 15 states.

Support from the tech community has been a great boon to TheDream.US, according to Marshall. We would invite anyone who questions the value of Dreamers to please come meet some of our students. It is a shot in the arm for Dreamer students at a time when some are questioning whether they should be in the United States at all.

Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, took to Twitter in June 2017 to ask for ideas about a philanthropy strategy. While Gates didn't begin to build the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation until after he stepped down as Microsoft's CEO, it's possible Bezos could step in earlier - he already sits on the board of the Bezos Family Foundation, which his parents, Jackie and Mike Bezos, run. MacKenzie is an author of two novels. Other co-founders included Henry R. Muñoz III, the finance chairman for the Democratic National Committee, and Carlos Gutierrez, who served as commerce secretary under President George W. Bush.

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