$33M Bezos Donation Will Send 1K Dreamers to College
$33M Bezos Donation Will Send 1K Dreamers to College
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos arrives for the premiere of"The Post on Dec. 14 2017 in Washington D.C. Mandel Ngan—AFP Getty Images
14 January, 2018, 00:23
"My dad came to the US when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan", Bezos said in a press release, referring to an early 1960s program by the Roman Catholic Church and the USA government that brought 14,000 children from Cuba without their parents following Fidel Castro's communist takeover.
But TheDream.US provides each participant with a total of $33,000 in scholarship funds over the course of four years, which helps pay for their tuition, books and fees.
The president's latest comments were immediately contradicted by Illinois Democratic Senator Richard Durbin, who was in the Oval Office meeting and says Trump made the "vile and vulgar" comments repeatedly. A possible bipartisan deal to replace it is in question after Trump rejected the proposal, the website said. He claimed that his predecessor, Barack Obama, had created the program illegally and that it was an overreach of executive power.
Bezos compared Dreamers to his father, who in the early 1960s was one of thousands of minors who immigrated to the United States from Cuba.
Democrats, under intense pressure from immigrant advocates, are trying to use their leverage to force a long-sought immigration deal as part of talks to keep the government open beyond a January 19 spending deadline. Bezos has joined 100 CEO's, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook, in signing an open letter to the government requesting an extension for DACA. Pressure from top business leaders could pay dividends in the closing days of the high-stakes negotiations that party leaders believe could lead to an agreement soon. After Trump accused Bezos of buying the Washington Post "for purposes of keeping taxes down at his no profit company", Bezos responded by offering to send Trump into space.
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Donations to higher education are a frequent way for the world's wealthiest individuals to spread their wealth. The press release also states that Bezos's donation was the largest that the organization ever received. Bill and Melinda Gates, through their Gates Foundation, have pledged $1 billion over 20 years to their Millennium Scholars program.
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