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Jeff Bezos Announces $33 Million Scholarship Fund For ‘Dreamers’

Published on January 14, 2018

By FLONAD News

Jeff Bezos Announces $33 Million Scholarship Fund For ‘Dreamers’

By Jenna Amatulli

The grant will help 1,000 undocumented immigrant graduates of U.S. high schools.

Jeff Bezos, along with his wife MacKenzie, announced on Friday that they’d be donating a $33 million dollar grant to the country’s largest scholarship program for “Dreamers,” a group of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children.

The Amazon CEO’s donation to TheDream.US program will give “1,000 undocumented immigrant graduates of U.S. high schools with [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] status the opportunity to go to college,” he said according a statement published on the fund’s website.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, is an Obama-era program that protects those who were brought to the U.S. illegally as minors from deportation.

The program helps roughly 700,000 Dreamers, but the Trump administration is currently phasing it out. There has been a six-month delay for recipients in 2017, and the Department of Homeland Security will allow previously issued permits to expire starting on March 5

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