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Amazon CEO Bezos made a donation of 33 million U.S. dollars to the Dreamer Scholarship Foundation

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2018/1/13 8:31:17     readed:158

This funding is also the largest donation ever made to the organization since its founding in 2014 and will be used to fund 1,000 high school graduates eligible for DACA.

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Bezos, the founder of the Blue Genesis and the owner of the Washington Post, also set out his father's immigration story in a statement announcing that donations are a way for him to contribute to society.

Bezos said: "My father came to the United States at the age of 16 and was part of the 'Peter Pan Campaign.' He came to the country without speaking English. Some help from prominent organizations in Delaware He gained great courage and confidence, and my father became an outstanding citizen who continued to repay the country, and he considered many aspects of him to be blessed. "

TheDream.US collaborates with more than 70 colleges in 15 U.S. states. The group said scholarship-winning students will receive a total of $ 33,000 in scholarships within four years to cover tuition fees, books and other costs. The program now supports nearly 3,000 "dreamers."

The Trump administration announced in September last year that it will cancel the DACA ("Childhood Repatriation Program for Childhood Arrivals"). The DACA project is due to end March 5, but a federal judge in San Francisco temporarily closed the program on Tuesday, which could affect up to 800,000 immigrants.

A group of technology companies, including Bezos, chief executive, signed a letter Wednesday urging the U.S. Congress to enact legislation to expand the DACA by the end of this week. But after the White House and some Republican leaders rejected the agreement reached by the bipartisan Senate on Thursday, Congressional parliamentary negotiations seem to have failed. It is said that on the day Trump referred to some immigrants in some vulgar language at a meeting.

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