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Why Did Mark Zuckerberg Donate $5 Million to DREAMers?

You remember Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, right?

You know, the guy who had his laptop destroyed by Spider-Man.

OK, OK, this is the real Zuckerberg.

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He actually smiles.

Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced they’re donating $5 million to DREAMers.

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They’re funding scholarships that will go to 400 undocumented students in the Bay Area. Zuckerberg took to Facebook to explain why:

“Hundreds of thousands of young immigrants are part of our communities and attend school legally in the United States. 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.”

Anti-immigrant activists reacted like this:

But you know…

 

Seriously though, five million dollars?

Some have questioned Zuckerberg’s motives for supporting immigration reform.

Employees on work visas get paid less.

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According to a report by Economic Policy Institute, “The principal reason that firms use H-1Bs to replace American workers is because H-1B nonimmigrant workers are much cheaper than locally recruited and hired U.S. workers.”

Zuckerberg’s fwd.us organization also has a subsidiary called Americans for a Conservative Direction.

So what’s Zuckerberg’s deal?

So back to that $5 million.

 Zuck, aren’t you worth like $34 BILLION?

Is Zuckerberg a good guy or just wanting to take advantage of cheap labor? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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