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Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million in college scholarships for 'dreamers'
cnbc.com ^ | 1/12/2018 | Sara Selinas

Posted on 01/12/2018 9:29:11 AM PST by bitt

Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million to 'dreamers' Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million to 'dreamers' 41 Mins Ago | 00:41 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donated $33 million in college scholarships for "dreamers" — childhood undocumented immigrants granted stay in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

TheDream.Us, a nonprofit working toward college access for undocumented immigrants, said the donation from Bezos and his wife MacKenzie is the largest in the organization's history and will fund 1,000 scholarships.

"My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan," Bezos said in a statement. "He landed in this country alone and unable to speak English. With a lot of grit and determination – and the help of some remarkable organizations in Delaware – 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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Best response I ever heard to this argument about subsidizing dreamers was: "What about MY kids - they're dreamers too!"

They dream of going to college..they don't need to compete for seats in public colleges which will give preference to guaranteed tuition paid vs. hard-working families' abilities to scrape and save to get their kids better opportunities..

1 posted on 01/12/2018 9:29:12 AM PST by bitt
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To: nwrep

thanks, nwrep -


2 posted on 01/12/2018 9:30:21 AM PST by bitt (We don’t need an electric chair, we need electric bleachers.)
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; Art in Idaho; ...

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3 posted on 01/12/2018 9:30:54 AM PST by bitt (We don’t need an electric chair, we need electric bleachers.)
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To: bitt

keep buying from amazon if you like this crap


4 posted on 01/12/2018 9:31:39 AM PST by SPRINK
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To: bitt

Americans are second class citizens to the Elite.


5 posted on 01/12/2018 9:31:46 AM PST by Chgogal (Sessions recused himself for shaking an Ambassador's hand. Shameful!)
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To: bitt

I’m sure the colleges in Central America and elsewhere will be happy to enroll those students.


6 posted on 01/12/2018 9:32:04 AM PST by gspurlock (http://www.backyardfence.wordpress.com)
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To: bitt

Awwww. Isn’t Jeff a nice guy?

I’m so impressed.


7 posted on 01/12/2018 9:32:18 AM PST by Pravious
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To: bitt

Well then, his dad was fleeing communism. Apparently, uber capitalist Bezos can’t buy a clue.


8 posted on 01/12/2018 9:32:39 AM PST by lodi90
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To: bitt

Well then, his dad was fleeing communism. Apparently, uber capitalist Bezos can’t buy a clue.


9 posted on 01/12/2018 9:32:39 AM PST by lodi90
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To: SPRINK

Has Amazon ever been more than a loss leader?


10 posted on 01/12/2018 9:32:54 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: SPRINK

“””””””””””keep buying from amazon if you like this crap””””

Never sent them a penny, don’t plan to start now.


11 posted on 01/12/2018 9:33:05 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: bitt

It’s obvious that American kids do not matter to Bezos. Nice to know.


12 posted on 01/12/2018 9:33:19 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: bitt

The guy is worth 100 billion and he only donates a measly 33 million? What a jerk.


13 posted on 01/12/2018 9:34:24 AM PST by Jonny7797
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How much is thAt in crap hole dollars?
3 trillion dollars?


14 posted on 01/12/2018 9:34:59 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)
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To: bitt

And not black people? Veterans?


15 posted on 01/12/2018 9:35:02 AM PST by Skywise
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Foreign students are now actually being recruited by some American public taxpayer- supported colleges. Not to fill empty seats, either, Instead they’re filling seats to the exclusion of American students. Also, some much- needed courses are cancelled to free budget for more and more ESL and special counseling services for the foreigners We saw one English department with 39 ESL classes and no Shakespeare class at all


16 posted on 01/12/2018 9:36:40 AM PST by faithhopecharity (“Politicians aren’t born, they’re excreted.” -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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Should be illegal to give scholarship money to someone who is in the country illegally.


17 posted on 01/12/2018 9:36:58 AM PST by libertylover (Kurt Schlicter: "They wonder why they got Trump. They are why they got Trump")
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To: bitt

What about American kids?


18 posted on 01/12/2018 9:37:04 AM PST by Reno89519 (PRESIDENT TRUMP, KEEP YOUR PROMISES! NO AMNESTY AND BUILD THAT WALL.)
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He likes cheap labor packing those boxes. Or robots. Even better.


19 posted on 01/12/2018 9:37:54 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: bitt

I bought one thing from amazon.
Couldn’t find it anywhere else.
Still I felt icky?


20 posted on 01/12/2018 9:37:55 AM PST by Leep (The dims better watch it..Trump is CRAZY!!)
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