NDLON Fights Deportation Of Illegals With Funds From Soros
Billionaire George Soros is a primary donor to the immigrant-rights organization that has been blocking buses and carrying out other forms of civil disobedience to block the deportation of illegal aliens, KleinOnline has learned.
Last week, the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, or NDLON, carried out civil disobedience for hours in Tucson, Ariz. The protesters formed human circles around buses and even chained themselves to vehicles attempting to transport illegal aliens to the courthouse for processing. Activists also reportedly blocked the entrance to the courthouse.
The protests reportedly prompted a federal court to shut down its deportation process known as Operation Streamline for a day. Operation Streamline is a Bush-era program that allows judges to review multiple cases at the same time to expedite the deportation of illegal aliens.
NDLON recently launched the #NotOneMore Deportation movement aimed at halting the enforcement of immigration law.
The Arizona Daily Star reported that up to 100 activists last Tuesday “tried to keep Border Patrol agents from taking two men into custody who had been stopped by Tucson police for a traffic violation.”
Soros’s Open Society is a major NDLON donor. In 2011, the Open Society gave the group $325,000 in a grant co-funded with the Criminal Justice and Democracy and Power Funds. In 2010, Soros provided $250,000 to NDLON.
NDLON’s partner group, Casa of Maryland, is also funded by the Open Society while Jessica Karp, NDLON’s staff attorney, was an Open Society Foundation fellow in 2012.