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Mark Zuckerberg Donates $5M to Scholarships for Undocumented Students

By    |   Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 07:43 PM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg posted a $5 million pledge Wednesday to an organization that helps undocumented immigrants attend college in the United States.

"Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities and attend school legally in the United States," Zuckerberg wrote on the pledge 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."

The money will go to TheDream.US, a scholarship fund founded by Donald Graham, the former publisher of the Washington Post, Henry Munoz, the current finance chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and activist Gaby Pacheco, Politico reports.

The funds go to young people who've been granted legal status via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program started by the Obama administration in 2012.

Zuckerberg says his donation is aimed at youth in the San Francisco Bay area over the next five years.

The Facebook chief has advocated for immigration reform through his lobbying group FWD.us, which he cofounded in 2013 with the group’s current president, Joe Green. The group has brought together a number of prominent Silicon Valley business people to promote immigration reform — including a pathway to citizenship, Politico reports.

"America was founded as a nation of immigrants," Zuckerberg wrote in his donation post. "We ought to welcome smart and hardworking young people from every nation, and to help everyone in our society achieve their full potential."

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