Mark Zuckerberg Donates $5 Million to Scholarship Fund for Illegals

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

On Wednesday, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg donated $5 million a scholarship fund for illegal immigrant DREAMers.

Zuckerberg, who has spent millions trying to get comprehensive amnesty legislation–and massive increases in H-1b visas for foreign guest-workers–through his pro-amnesty advocacy group, donated the $5 million to the scholarship fund.

“Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities and attend school legally in the United States,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. “Many of them moved to America early in their lives and can’t remember living anywhere else. They want to remain in the country they love and be a part of America’s future. But without documentation, it’s often a struggle to get a college education, and they don’t have access to any kind of federal aid.”

Donald Graham, the former Washington Post publisher, founded the fund along with Democratic National Committee Chairman Henry Munoz and Carlos Gutierrez, the former Commerce Secretary under George W. Bush who also started a super PAC to support pro-amnesty GOP candidates.

Bill and Melinda Gates’s foundation and Michael Bloomberg’s philanthropic organization have also donated to the fund, which launched with more than $25 million raised.

Applicants must reportedly qualify for President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive amnesty to be eligible for the scholarships.


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