Editor’s note: When it comes to immigration – illegal or otherwise – the American people have a right to be concerned. Each week, Liberty Nation author Kelli Ballard examines a contentious issue related to today’s hottest topic. This week, Kelli looks at a new book that is raising a whole lot of questions on illegal immigration.
Everything is not all about the money, but in some instances, money is the main motivator. Take, for instance, illegal immigration. While we can discuss the crimes committed by aliens while on U.S. soil, what about the cash associated with them? We’re not talking about taking American jobs or even the billions of dollars spent each year on medical services, education, housing, and the numerous other benefits taxpayers cover. Instead, the focus is on an issue that should get broader coverage: Who is funding illegal immigrants?
Michelle Malkin, author of the book Open Borders Inc.: Who’s Funding America’s Destruction, is looking at the paper trail in depth. The blurb to her book provides a fascinating teaser for who could be behind the flow of illegal immigration into the U.S., and reads:
“In the name of compassion—but driven by financial profit—globalist elites, Silicon Valley, and the radical Left are conspiring to undo the rule of law, subvert our homeland security, shut down free speech, and make gobs of money off the backs of illegal aliens, refugees, and low-wage guest workers.
“Politicians want cheap votes or cheap labor. Church leaders want pew-fillers and collection plate donors. Social justice militants, working with corporate America, want to silence free speech they deem ‘hateful,’ while raking in tens of millions of dollars promoting mass, uncontrolled immigration both legal and illegal.”
Malkin notes in her book that, “The open borders conspiracy enabling unrelenting waves of migrant outlaws is a colossal profit-seeking venture cloaked in humanitarian virtue.” She names those who are big contributors to the problem, including Pope Francis, George Clooney, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and billionaire philanthropists like George Soros. The latter, for example, has earmarked $18 billion out of his $25 billion net worth to go to these programs. As Liberty Nation’s Sarah Cowgill reported, “It’s no secret that in 2016 Soros and MasterCard formed a partnership, Humanity Ventures, to make good on a pledge that the gazillionaire made to spend $500 million in addressing ‘the challenges facing migrants and refugees.’”
Malkin is concerned, however, that not enough Americans are paying attention to what she considers the destruction of America. She writes:
“You cannot underestimate the ripple effect of that private philanthropy. I think what’s going to shock people is the amount of taxpayer funding that is building off and leveraging the Soros piece of it. The refugee resettlement program itself has given billions of dollars to religious nonprofits that I’m sure a lot of churchgoers have no idea is going on.”
The author opines that the goal is to subvert the will of the people and any sense of local control, and we, as citizens, should be asking ourselves how humanitarian these efforts are when they take from one to give to another. Sanctuary cities promote lawbreaking by prohibiting local law enforcement from working with or even notifying Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when dangerous criminals are released from custody into neighborhoods.
As Malkin warns:
“We are governed by basic principles of defending American sovereignty. These two things cannot coexist: Unlimited amounts of compassion for welcoming the entire world that’s able to get here, and defending this principle that it is our right to determine who gets in, how many get in, and what traits, what allegiances, are pledged by the people that come into the country.”
Those who fund programs that assist aliens to remain illegally in the United States could be accused of breaking the law and threatening our way of life. According to U.S. Code § 1324, bringing in and harboring aliens is a crime. Another section of the law makes it clear that just encouraging aliens to enter or stay in the United States without proper documentation is a crime. So what does that say about philanthropists such as Soros who not only encourage this unlawful behavior but also provide funding to make it happen?
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