CNBC's Ylan Mui reports on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos funding a college scholarship program for undocumented immigrants under DACA.
Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos is granting $33 million in college scholarships for undocumented immigrant high-school graduates in the U.S., according to TheDream.US, a nonprofit education group.
The donation comes amid fresh pressure from business leaders as talks on Capitol Hill over how to resolve the legal status of dreamers — immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children — are foundering.
Jeffrey P. 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. The donation…
The Amazon founder and Washington Post owner and his wife are making the donation to a scholarship fund co-founded by the newspaper's former publisher.
The grant will help 1,000 undocumented immigrant graduates of U.S. high schools.
When announcing the donation, Bezos mentioned his father, who came to the U.S. from Cuba at 16 "...alone and unable to speak English."
Jeff Bezos is donating $33 million to a scholarship fund for "dreamers," immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).