Mark Zuckerberg Donates $5 Million To Educate Undocumented Immigrants

Posted: Jun 18 2015, 5:18am CDT | by , in Latest Celebrity News


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Mark Zuckerberg Donates $5 Million to Educate Undocumented Immigrants
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  • Mark Zuckerberg Creates $5 Million to Scholarship Fund to Educate Immigrants

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, created a $5 million fund in order to educate immigrants who were facing problems with regard to their legal status in the United States.

The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, along with his spouse, Priscilla Chan gave away $5 million for the educational requirements of immigrants who were having a tough time with the law as regards the legality of their residing in the United States.

Thus via Zuckerberg’s fund, those students who faced the precarious situation of being illegal immigrants could at least afford decent collegiate education in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.

It has been termed TheDream.US fund and it is an input that will give away scholarships to over 400 students who are immigrants. The scheme is specifically for the San Francisco Bay Area residents. And it will continue for the next half a decade or so.

It is scarcity of legal documentation that gets in the way of a solid education. Many immigrants were genuinely enjoying the benefits of a well-rounded education without any problems with the immigration department though.

But there were also many who had not gone through proper channel regarding the whole matter. And it was for these unfortunate lot that this scheme had been set up.

Zuckerberg explained the rationale behind his scheme in his Facebook post. He said that since America was built by immigrants, it only seemed a reasonable idea to allow diligent and hardworking young men and women from foreign countries to contribute to the talent pool of the greatest nation on earth.

Progress and betterment required many minds and many hands made light work. Zuckerberg has always been fully supportive of lending full rights to immigrants. He has also voiced his opinion that creating jobs in the market and boosting the economy were only a possibility when diversity could flourish with regard to a common culture and the ethnic melting pot.

He was among a handful of people who actually sent a collective letter to President Obama explaining how the rigmarole and red tape involved in shifting to the United States was too lengthy and complicated for the ordinary citizen of the world to make an attempt at starting a life here.

TheDream.US fund provides $25,000 in aid for scholarships to be distributed among immigrants without documentation. This is to lend them a helping hand. It will create a fair and sane society where the gap between the rich and poor is bridged slowly and steadily.

Today Priscilla and I made a $5 million donation to, a scholarship fund that helps undocumented young...Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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