Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, the world's largest online book retailer, and his wife, MacKenzie, are donating 33 million US dollars in scholarship to fund 1,000 undocumented immigrant students, a scholarship fund announced Friday.
Bezos, whose father came to the USA from Cuba, said the donation will help fund the college tuition of a thousand young immigrants who are now pursing higher education.
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MR JEFF BEZOS, founder of Amazon, citing the story of his adopted father, who left Cuba as part of Operation Pedro Pan, in a statement announcing his donation.
Bezos said his father landed in the United States when he was 16 and unable to speak English, but he received help from some remarkable organizations. With a lot of grit and determination - and the help of some remarkable organisations in DE - my dad became an outstanding citizen, and he continues to give back to the country that he feels blessed him in so many ways.
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President Donald Trump revoked the program in September 2017, but his disputed decision was blocked by a USA district judge in San Francisco on January 9.
Bezos' donation comes as immigrants with DACA are feeling heightened anxiety and insecurity over losing their permission to stay in the US and work. Congress has been trying to negotiate a solution, but Republicans and Democrats are having trouble reaching an agreement.
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Mr Bezos, who is the wealthiest person in the world, and his wife, MacKenzie, will be donating the sum to TheDream.US, a scholarship programme that has awarded more than 1,700 immigrants more than US$19 million in financial assistance since it launched in 2014. Right now there are about 800,00 Dreamers who are living with DACA status in the U.S.