Billionaire and democratic donor George Soros boasted in 2016 that he would spend $500 million to support migrants. There is a serious ongoing debate as to how much involvement he has in the current migration crisis.
According to Fox News there are now four caravans currently traveling inside Mexico, totaling some 12,000 Central American migrants.
Reported earlier by Luke Rosiak | Daily Caller
Democratic donor George Soros earmarked half a billion dollars in 2016 to support migrants, writing that “harnessing the power of the private sector” is critical to support the “tens of millions of people who are on the move, fleeing their home countries in search of a better life abroad.”
“I have decided to earmark $500 million for investments that specifically address the needs of migrants, refugees and host communities,” Soros wrote in The Wall Street Journal. “I will invest in startups, established companies, social-impact initiatives and businesses founded by migrants and refugees themselves. Although my main concern is to help migrants and refugees arriving in Europe, I will be looking for good investment ideas that will benefit migrants all over the world.”
“We will also work closely with organizations such as the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Rescue Committee to establish principles to guide our investments,” he added.
The New York Times reported on Oct. 31 that “Mr. Soros is being heatedly, if implausibly, cast as the financier of the immigrant caravan, a deep-state presence in the federal bureaucracy and the hidden hand behind the protests against Mr. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.”
That article was referring to the thousands of migrants traveling on trucks from Honduras, who are so organized that they have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump before even reaching U.S. soil.
The Times said conservatives’ fascination with Soros, who survived the Nazi occupation of Hungary, stemmed from the “fringe” and attributed it in part to anti-Semitism.
But The Times also acknowledged that Soros has contributed $75 million to federal candidates and political committees, as well as $32 billion to his liberal-leaning Open Society Foundations.