How We Got Here: Foundations Fund Open Borders Agenda
Posted on: 2007-06-21 22:09:35

New book exposes financiers of open borders agenda

By Phil Kent

Thousands of private tax-exempt foundations, which could be donating millions of dollars to address domestic medical and educational needs, doggedly fund their own ideological objectives in myriad ways that harm the United States. As documented in my new book Foundations of Betrayal: How the Liberal Super-Rich Undermine America, hundreds of these big foundations specifically underwrite agendas aimed at radically changing the United States through demographic change. My research concluded that, along with the environmental groups that peddle fear and flawed science, the most popular recipient of massive foundation money is the vocal Open Borders/ multicultural lobby that, among other things, backs amnesty for 12-20 million-plus illegal aliens and the creation of so-called "guest worker" programs.

One of the most militant: the National Immigration Forum, which received over $3.3 million in grants in 2004 alone from the Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, George Soros’ Open Society Institute and even the Fannie Mae Foundation.

The Forum, which works with U.S. senators like Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts to secure congressional passage of illegal immigrant amnesty, was founded by civil rights attorney Rick Swartz and mightily assisted by Harriet Schaffer Rabb, a Ford Foundation trustee and co-director of the Immigration Law Clinic at Columbia School of Law. Swartz as replaced as executive director in 1990 by someone even more radical— Frank Sharry, who previously headed the Boston-based Centro Presente. That august group assisted Central American "sanctuary" movements that hid immigrants from the law and supported the pro-Communist Sandinista dictatorship against the Reagan Administration-backed Contra insurgency in Nicaragua.

Along with the Ford and Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union, two organizations suing state and local governments attempting to control illegal immigration are the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and La Raza (Spanish for "The Race"). The former is heavily funded by the Ford, Rockefeller and Tides foundations, as well as by the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, the Bank of America, General Motors and the Levi Strauss Foundation. Big La Raza donors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford and Rockefeller foundations, the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation, the John and Catherine MacArthur Foundation, the Bank of America and the William Randolph Hearst Foundations.

In Foundations of Betrayal, I name the Ford Foundation, with its assets of over $11 billion, as the most radical— with Soros’ Open Society Institute "No. 2 and trying harder." The National Immigration Forum, MALDEF and La Raza collectively received more than $3.25 million from Ford just since 2005.

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