Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donates $33 million to send Dreamers to college


Munoz and Donald Graham, chairman of Graham Holdings, KSAT's parent company, are co-founders of TheDream.US, along with Carlos Gutierrez, of Miami, a former USA secretary of commerce. The two just donated the money to TheDream.US, which provides scholarships to Dreamers, and their donation will give 1,000 DACA recipients money to attend college.

"My dad came to the USA when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan".

"The surest path to the American dream and contributing to the US economy is through a college education", said Henry R. Muñoz, III, principal of San Antonio-based Muñoz & Co, lifelong Latino activist and co-founder of TheDream.US.

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"Our students are highly motivated and determined to succeed in college and in life", Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US, said in a statement. "He landed in this country alone and unable to speak English", Bezos said in a statement.

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

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) deal has been a hot topic specifically after President Donald Trump held a bipartisan meeting and invited the press into the room to watch for almost an hour.

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President Donald Trump announced that his administration will allow DACA to expire unless Congress is able to pass legislation that will keep it intact.

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 bought the newspaper in 2013. In late December, the president called for the U.S. Postal Service to raise shipping rates that it charges in a deal that he said disadvantages the federal agency. "Second, Dreamers, you do have an opportunity to access higher education".

Bezos, who recently dethroned Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the world's richest human ever, also founded Blue Origin and owns The Washington Post.

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The grant is considered the largest donation in the organization's history.