The richest man in the world is choosing to lavish his wealth on illegal immigrants. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos announced Friday that he and his wife were donating a whopping $33 million to a scholarship fund for the Dreamers, undocumented migrants who came to the U.S. as children.
In his statement on Twitter in June, he stated he wants to help people in “urgent need.” Perhaps someone should have suggested homeless children or dying veterans? Those seem much more urgent than immigrants who are breaking the law.
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— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) June 15, 2017
Liberals don’t seem to take national security concerns very seriously. In their mania to prove how “tolerant” they are, they’ve created numerous incentives for illegals to come to the country. Dreamers are now being treated better than American-born youths. No wonder people are risking their lives to sneak across the border, Democrats are giving them a reason to.
Bezos appealed to his audience’s emotions when he announced the massive donation.
“He landed in this country alone and unable to speak English,” Bezos said, speaking of his father. “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. MacKenzie and I are honored to be able to help today’s Dreamers by funding these scholarships.”
The question of what should happen to the Dreamers has the entire country riled up. There are 800,000 Dreamers in the country. 800,000 people who were granted special privileges by Barack Obama. President Trump could extend those protections if he wants, but he also could slash the policy put into place by his predecessor and leave the Dreamers worse off than they were before. The government now knows exactly who they are and where to find them.
Democrats are rallying around the Dreamers. Bezos’ $33 million donation can be seen as an act of defiance.
The money will go to TheDream.Us and be used to fund scholarships for 1,000 students.
“Our students are highly motivated and determined to succeed in college and in life,” Candy Marshall, president of TheDream.US, said in a statement. “Everyone who believes in education and is a friend of the Dreamers would like to thank Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos for this magnificent gift. It is a shot in the arm for Dreamer students at a time when some are questioning whether they should be in the U.S. at all.”
Congress has been working on a compromise for months. Democrats want to protect the Dreamers while Republicans are concerned with strengthening border security. President Trump has indicated that the best way forward is to compromise.
“The donation is a shot in the arm for Dreamer students at a time when some are questioning whether they should be in the United States at all,” Marshall said. “We would invite anyone who questions the value of Dreamers to please come meet some of our students.”
There are millions of American students in desperate need of financial help. Why do the needs of undocumented migrants outweigh those of citizens? If liberals keep loading the Dreamers with special privileges, real immigration reform will be impossible. The government needs to be consistent, officials will lose credibility if they encourage the Dreamers.
Senators have been working around the clock this week to hash out a deal. A bipartisan group believes that they’ve finally found the answer.
“President Trump called on Congress to solve the DACA challenge,” the senators said in a joint statement. “We have been working for four months and have reached an agreement in principle that addresses border security, the diversity visa lottery, chain migration/family reunification, and the Dream Act — the areas outlined by the President. We are now working to build support for that deal in Congress.”