“I want to thank the leaders of Congress who tomorrow (this Thursday) will bring the legislation on dreamers to the plenary session of the House. My father was a dreamer before such a thing existed,” Bezos wrote on his Instagram account.
“He was 16 when he came to the United States, alone, from Cuba. He did not speak English and he did not have an easy path. What he did have was the guts, determination, support, and kindness of people here in America who helped him. He received a scholarship to college in Albuquerque, where he met my mother,” added Bezos, one of the richest men in the world.
“On behalf of my father and families like mine, I am hopeful that politicians will come together to create a path to citizenship for Dreamers and prioritize more commonsense immigration reforms, such as reducing the delay in immigration. Green Card. Families across the United States deserve it,” said the magnate.
On several occasions, Jeff has praised his Cuban father on social media. Last year, the richest man in the world, did not ignore the celebration of Father’s Day and dedicated emotional words to his father, who adopted him when he was just 4 years old.
In his official account on Instagram, the Amazon founder published a beautiful photo with his adoptive father, Miguel “Mike” Bezos, who emigrated to the United States in 1962.
“He adopted me when I was 4 years old and he never looked back. I love you dad,” wrote the millionaire using the Happy Fathers Day tag.
Some time ago Jeff spoke about his life, especially his father, in an interview with the German publishing group Axel Springer.
Bezos thanked his family for their enormous fortune, especially his Cuban-born father: “I would be nobody without my Cuban father. My father, a Cuban immigrant, came to the United States when he was 16 years old and was in a refugee camp in the Everglades,” said the businessman.
Born in Santiago de Cuba, Mike Bezos emigrated to the United States in 1962, studied Engineering and today leads the Bezos Family Foundation, a defender of public education. He never returned to Cuba.
Mike Bezos has frequently commented on his experience as a Cuban American. “I am Cuban first, but I have always been very proud to be an American at the same time,” he told the National Museum of United States History.
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