The Ford Foundation (FF) has donated over $100 million to various organizations advocating for mass immigration, amnesty and a weaker border.
The Foundation has provided immense financial support for what it calls a “well-coordinated, innovative and fearless immigrant rights movement.
They boast that “this movement has secured policies that limit local law enforcement collaboration with federal immigration authorities in more than 600 cities and counties.” The FF joins forces with regional, state and local advocacy groups to oppose “the use of criminal justice measures for immigration purposes.”
The FF says it supports immigration because it “enriches and deepens American democracy by making it more culturally, socially and politically diverse”, but it is obvious that the foundation hopes to mobilize immigrant populations politically. “We will support immigrant communities and their allies to influence the government,” said the foundation website bed.
In order to both weaken U.S. immigration laws and politically mobilize immigrant populations, the Ford Foundation has given at least $114 million to a variety of nonprofits, activist networks, and organizations. other organizations since 2008.
One such network is the Detention Watch Network (DWN), which works “to end immigration detention in the United States”, according to a document of the Ford Foundation.
“The network participated in the #DefundHate campaign to stop federal funding of aggressive immigration enforcement,” the document also notes.
The FF gave in $3.5 million to DWN in 2020 and 2021 combined. These two donations were specifically given to help the organization in its attempt to “Abolish immigration detention in the United States”.
Additionally, the FF made two separate donations to the Tides Center, which were intended for DWN. Donations, made in 2017 and 2018, totaled $850,000. A donation of $450,000 was intended to “Grassroots Support for Detention Watch Network to End Migrant Detention as One of the Drivers of Mass Deportation in the United States.”
The Detention Watch Network has also received funding of George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
united we dream is an activist organization that has also received large sums of money from the FF. united we dream received $20,663,250 from the Ford Foundation between 2006 and 2022. Similarly, United We Dream has also received money of George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
The organization requirements that all illegal immigrants currently in America receive amnesty. They also demand that Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Police and Border Patrol be all funded.
The radical organization even wants previously deported illegal immigrants to be able to return to America and for all detention centers to be closed.
The organization’s website Explain engage in community organizing. “We challenge ourselves and others to understand the current systems, structures and institutions that oppress our communities,” it reads, continuing to note “We work to raise the political consciousness of our people.”
The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) also advocates for amnesty and has also received money from the Ford Foundation. The FF paid $30,208,250 in the organization between 2008 and 2022. NILC has also received millions of George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
The NILC has created a document called “Strategic framework for transformational changewhich outlines the organization’s approach. The organization hopes to “consolidate immigrant power” and “build consensus for culture change.”
The NILC also hopes to obtain “candidates in major electoral races to center immigrants in their platforms and communications.”
America’s Voice Education Fund, another organization that defenders of amnesty, also received funds from the Ford Foundation. The FF surrendered $6.7 million to the organization between 2009 and 2022.
America’s Voice Education Fund says its overriding goal is to “winning reforms that put 11 million undocumented Americans on the path to full citizenship. In fact, some studies have projected that there are well over 11 million illegal immigrants currently in the United States. A Yale study as of 2018 revealed that there may have been over 22 million illegal immigrants in the country at the time.
Meanwhile, nearly 5 million illegal immigrants have crossed our border since Biden took office.
The Ford Foundation has also donated $4.8 million to an organization called Make the Road New York between 2013 and 2022. The organization has also received contributions of George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.
The organization explicitly serves as an interest group for illegal immigrants. The grant was described as “grassroots support for the Fund Exclusion Workers campaign to build immigrant power through the protection and expansion of benefits for undocumented families.”
The organization has created a “Deportation Defense Manualwhich provided an action plan for those who want to learn “how to organize a campaign, raise funds and how to get involved” in order to prevent the deportation of illegal immigrants.
The FF has also given a huge amount of money to an organization called NEO Philanthropy Inc. The Ford Foundation has given NEO Philanthropy $45 million between 2008 and 2022 solely for immigration-related causes. The organization has also received funding from George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, although many of these grants have nothing to do with immigration.
The money the FF has donated to NEO Philanthropy Inc. for immigration-related issues has been largely used to support the organization’s “Four Freedoms Fund” (FFF), which works alongside smaller partner organizations based in the state to weaken immigration laws.
Through this fund, NEO Philanthropy seeks to leverage immigrant populations for political purposes. A the description reads that the FFF has “demonstrated that immigrant communities are a powerful political force that cannot be ignored.
A document as of 2021 explains that the Four Freedoms Fund provides grants to various state-based organizations, including organizations in Tennessee, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, and various others.
The document explains that in Colorado, for example, the Four Freedoms Fund mobilized after what they called a wave of “anti-immigrant legislation.” The guide cites laws that have provoked reactions from the FFF, including one banning illegal immigrants from receiving public benefits.
The Ford Foundation has donated $2.8 million to the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights between 2009 and 2022. George Soros’ Open Society Foundation gave the organization $200,000 in 2019. The organization’s National Immigrant Justice Center provides legal resources for immigrants facing deportation.
The organization demands that America”decriminalize immigration.” The website explains that it is a “federal crime of entering or re-entering the United States after a deportation or deportation order without proper authorization.” The organization describes this law as “harmful, costly and discriminatory”.
Organizations like FAIR have come under attack from left-leaning activist organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center and Media Matters, which label the organization a “hate group.” Media Matters also received nearly $3 million from the Ford Foundation.
Although the Ford Foundation was started by Henry Ford and his son, the foundation has no current connection with the Ford Automobile Company.
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