World's richest man donates $33M to fund scholarships for "Dreamers"

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The world's richest person is giving dreamers the chance to dream a little bigger. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

The world's richest person is giving dreamers the chance to dream a little bigger.

The Washington Post is reporting that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and his wife are donating $33 million to fund scholarships for undocumented immigrants.

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The term "Dreamers" refers to people who were brought into the United States illegally as children.

The move by Bezos move comes as the White House rejected a bipartisan deal to keep them in the country.

Bezos says his adopted father came to the U.S. from Cuba unable to speak English.

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Earlier this week, Bezos joined Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook in cosigning a letter to Congress demanding protection for Dreamers.

They consider the deportation of young immigrants threat to their workforce.

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