Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post, announced Friday that he is donating $33 million to a scholarship fund for young “Dreamers,” immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, the donation comes amid fresh pressure from business leaders as talks on Capitol Hill over how to resolve the legal status of Dreamers are foundering.
The White House and some GOP lawmakers rejected a tentative deal from a bipartisan Senate group on Thursday – the deal would have been great for Dreamers, but it left America’s borders wide open. President Donald Trump rightly turned it down flat.
Dreamers have received grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Inter-American Development Bank, Patty Stonesifer and Michael Kinsley, among others.
President Trump plans to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in March unless Congress replaces it with a plan that provides for real border security. For this, the President has been attacked unmercifully by radical Leftists who want open borders and unfettered access to America by anyone, including criminals and terrorists.