Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos Just Helped DREAMers in a Big Way


Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos and wife, Mackenzie Bezos just donated a $33 million dollar grant to TheDream.US, an organization that that helps young undocumented students attend college. 

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According to CBS News, it is the biggest donation made in the history of the organization.

Bezos, who recently surpassed Bill Gates as the richest billionaire in the world, has a net worth of well over 90 billion dollars, said he was inspired by his father to donate. "My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan. He landed in this country alone and unable to speak English. My dad became an outstanding citizen, and he continues to give back to the country that he feels blessed him in so many ways," said Bezos.

Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US, said in a statement. "Everyone who believes in education and is a friend of the Dreamers would like to thank Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos for this magnificent gift. It is a shot in the arm for Dreamer students at a time when some are questioning whether they should be in the U.S. at all." 

Only 44 states offer government aid for undocumented students and with Bezos donation 1,000 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will have the opportunity to attend college. 

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This week a federal judge blocked Trump's decision to end DACA but a more permanent solution is still being negotiated on Capitol Hill.