by Joseph Klein
Leftists and Islamists once again team up against America.
The leftist multi-billionaire George Soros is the financier behind multiple progressive organizations including ACORN, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Palestinian Center for Human Rights, Tides Foundation, Southern Poverty Law Center, People for the American Way, Media Matters, and Moveon.org. Among Soros’s leftwing causes is the eradication of national sovereignty in favor of open borders. “Insofar as there are collective interests that transcend state boundaries, the sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions,” Soros said nearly 20 years ago.
Soros and his Open Society Foundations had lobbied the Obama administration to sharply increase the admission of refugees to a total of at least 100,000 annually. President Trump wants to cut that total back to 50,000 once the admission of refugees to the United States resumes. Through Soros's front group, the Open Society Foundations, he is now bankrolling various progressive organizations that are challenging President Trump’s anti-terrorist immigration executive order in court.
The president’s executive order was in reality rather modest in scope. It temporarily suspended entry into the United States of non-U.S. residents from seven countries previously identified by the Obama administration as countries of “concern” because of their proneness to terrorism - Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen. The order also suspended for a period of time the entry of refugees. These measures did not constitute a permanent bar to refugees or visitors from the seven selected countries. Nor did they constitute an anti-Muslim bar. Out of the ten countries with the largest Muslim population, only one country – Iran – is on the executive order’s list of seven. Moreover, the suspension is not limited to Muslims. All people from those countries who are not legal U.S. residents are potentially affected. The executive order, in the interest of protecting national security, was intended simply to provide a period of review for relevant agencies to evaluate current vetting procedures and to propose and implement new procedures.
Leftists have no regard for the security and well-being of the American people. To the contrary, they have been busy filing lawsuits around the country in an attempt to thwart the president’s attempt to keep Americans safe from radical Islamic terrorists. And Soros is keeping the money train going.
“It shouldn't surprise anyone that pressure groups funded by George Soros are litigating to keep U.S. ports-of-entry wide open to terrorists and other people who hate America," Matthew Vadum, senior vice president of the Capital Research Center, told LifeZette. "Soros has said he wants to bring America down. Flooding the country with Muslim aliens who won't assimilate is one way to do that."
For example, the Soros organization has contributed at least $35.5 million to the American Civil Liberties Union, which was one of the first leftwing groups to represent plaintiffs in a challenge to the executive order. “President Trump's war on equality is already taking a terrible human toll. This ban cannot be allowed to continue,” said Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project.
Jamil Dakwar, Director, ACLU Human Rights Program, wrote an article originally appearing in the Qatar government-owned Al-Jazeera, which made the baseless charge that “President Trump's un-American and unconstitutional action doesn't just violate the Refugee Convention - it flies in the face of other sources of international law that bind us.” It is the ACLU which is un-American, financed by an ungrateful émigré to the United States who is funding his adopted country’s radical transformation into his dream of a global, borderless society.
The International Refugee Assistance Project at the Urban Justice Center and the National Immigration Law Center, also Soros donees, have participated in the litigation. Taryn Higashi, executive director of the Center’s International Refugee Assistance Project, is an Advisory Board Member of the Open Society Foundation's International Migration Initiative.
“The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center is outraged at the executive order signed by President Trump that suspends all refugee resettlement for 120 days, bans refugees from Syria indefinitely, and reduces the number of refugees to be resettled this Fiscal Year to 50,000,” the progressive advocacy group stated in a press release. “Denying thousands of the most persecuted refugees the chance to reach safety is an irresponsible and dangerous move that undermines American values and imperils our foreign relations and national security.”
This is the kind of hysteria the left traffics in. Why didn’t these bleeding hearts cry out when only a very tiny percentage of Syrian refugees admitted to the United States by the Obama administration were the truly persecuted religious minorities who were the victims of genocide? These religious minorities included Christians and Yazidis, whom were virtually ignored by the Obama administration.
Leftists are instead allying themselves with the Muslim Brotherhood-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), who falsely labeled President Trump’s executive order the “Muslim Exclusion Order” in a lawsuit CAIR filed on behalf of a number of radical Islamists. It won’t be the first time that CAIR has teamed up with a Soros-funded organization. For example, representatives from CAIR, the George Soros-funded New America Foundation and Hamas attended an Al-Jazeera Forum in Doha, Qatar in 2011.
In addition to the Soros-funded progressive groups challenging President Trump’s executive order, the Democratic attorneys general of Washington and Minnesota sued to halt its implementation. "Attorneys in my office were working around the clock for six days to make this happen," Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said on CNN. With the taxpayers in Washington State paying all the legal costs, the attorney general did not need a handout from Soros to fund his pet project. For now, his gambit is succeeding, as a federal district court judge in Seattle, Washington took it upon himself to at least temporarily block the implementation of the executive order nationwide. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is reviewing the Department of Justice’s request to immediately reverse what Judge James L. Robart had done and restore President Trump’s executive order.
Once again, the left and radical Islamists have joined forces to use open borders and the Islamophobia canard as rallying cries against the country they both despise. What rankles them the most is that President Trump will not be cowered into surrendering his resolve to protect the American people.
Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer and the author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations & Radical Islam.
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