With his newly minted title as the world’s richest person, Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos announced on Friday that he is donating a piece of his $108 billion fortune to fund 1,000 college scholarships for “Dreamers.” TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship program for Dreamers, said Bezos donated $33 million in a scholarship grant—one of largest grants in the organization’s history—to give 1,000 undocumented immigrant high school graduates who are part of the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) program the opportunity to go to college. “My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan,” Bezos
Comments: These leftists just make me sick! Their affection for all the illegals is just outrageous. What about AMERICAN children?? Bezos and his ilk should be utterly and completely ashamed of themselves for destroying this country that has given them so much. It just infuriates me that they snub those born in this country..
Good bezo. You pay for their college tuition. Don’t forget to pay for their food and housing. After they graduate send them back to their own country. Tell them to fix the place where they came from. Help their own people
So how many Americans has Bezos provided scholarships for??
Perhaps it is time to consider a national sales tax on internet sales, you know so we have the money to provide educational opportunities for underprivileged American citizens, as opposed to illegal aliens. You hearing me Jeff??
He could give $10,000 to 100,000 American citizens to go to college, and still have $107 billion. What a cheapskate...
When you have $108 billion, $33 million is nothing. But to give it as a reward for criminal behavior is just disgusting. Guess I will have to stop using Amazon for anything, since Mr. Bezos doesn´t seem to like Americans.
It´s his money and he can do what he wants with it. He is free to support those things he believes in, be it dogs & cats, wounded soldiers, or college for undocumented immigrants. I would only hope some of these kids take their education gift, when done, willingly return to their home country in order to make IT better. America is a good place to live. What about some of those "other" countries, that Trump allegedly so indelicately (but accurate!)mentioned? If they´re so repellent to it´s own peoples, why not make them better?
That is 3/100ths of one percent of his entire fortune. That´s the equivalent of an average incomer giving $9.00 to buy a street bum a Burger King meal.
33 million to buy a college education to some border crashers. wonderful. Can´t think of anything else to do with it, can he? besides, where4 do you go to get a 4 year university education these days for $33,000.00? That´s only $4,125 per semester. My neighbors daughter just enrolled in Utah State and her books and labs alone were $2,100! What will they live on? Or does he think that will pay their living expenses in a half-way house, while the State tuition pays the rest of their way through community college?
see? The numbers do not add up. This is pure Bull scatology!
He can pick and choose where to spend his money. I have chosen not to shop with Amazon for the past year and have not missed it. I refuse to give Bezos/Amazon/The Washington Post a cent of my money. For those who think they can´t live without Amazon, well, you most certainly can.
My son has a year and a half of college left. His father and I work crazy hours to pay for his college, after paying for our older son´s college. They´re not illegal though so they don´t get free in-state tuition like others in our State do. And they don´t qualify for financial aid. And our taxes are going up.
He can contact me anytime he wishes to pay for the remainder. Not holding my breath though.
I can see his point, after all it was citizens who made him rich, and as he see them as stupid, why waste money on them. There is, however, a potential serious downside. What he is doing is knowingly entering into a contract with an illegal alien, that is a crime. Even if he only gets 2 days in jail for each offence it will be sufficient to dissuade him from trying this again.
As Steve Sailer says: There is now a state of war between elites living here whose financial wealth is their great asset and working people whose American citizenship is their asset. Amazon is an amazing creation. Bezos is proof that talented people can be scum.
Wouldn´t it be just deserts if 100% of the available seats in all the Ivy League schools were filled with illegals. No place for the liberals students to go except maybe they´d have to find community colleges that would have them.
The so-called “Dreamers” a word invented by the liberal Democrats in a political effort to fool unknowing Americans, are mostly all adult illegal aliens. So far only 4% of them have graduated from college, and less than 1% of them have served in the armed forces, contrary to some Uniparty politicians’ false claims.
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