Open border organizations with ties to George Soros are reportedly trying to push a ban preventing local and county jails in California from detaining aliens with ICE detainers.
Mother Jones, a left-wing blog, reports the plan would be included in California’s state budget.
If it passes, it will ensure that local and county jails cannot enter agreements with federal immigration authorities to protect Americans from crime caused by illegal immigrants.
As Breitbart Texas reports, the Soros-owned Open Society Foundation (OSF), a slush fund that is used to enrich social justice groups and open border organizations, is linked to two of the organizations pushing the plan.
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is promoting the plan and has also taken money from the OSF since at least 2009, when it received $200,000.
In 2012, the ILRC received money again – this time a substantially larger amount of $1.2 million.
The other organization behind the plan, the Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC), also has ties to Soros through its staff.
Tina Shull, who runs the CIVIC organization’s “storytelling projects,” is a recipient of the Soros Justice Fellowship (SJF). The SJF is a grant department funded by Soros, giving out between $58,700 to $110,250 to any individual that advocates for social justice.
Christina Fialho the co-executive director of CIVIC told Mother Jones that the plan to ban the detention of illegal immigrants in California was the states “powerful first step” in opposing President Trump’s agenda.
As reported by Breitbart Texas, this isn’t the first time a California initiative has been pushed by Soros-linked groups.
Soros-funded Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) pushed legislation that required landlords to house illegal immigrants, even if they knew of their immigration status.
The legislation meant that landlords would be banned from choosing not to rent to illegal immigrants, even if they knew their tenants didn’t have the right if any, documentation.
The legislation also came with an additional condition; landlords would also be barred from threatening illegal aliens with eviction due to their illegal status.
The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) is partnered with the Soros-funded Center for Popular Democracy (CPD).
In 2016, the Open Society Foundation gave CPD $705,000 in grants with the understanding that the group would “support efforts challenging anti-Muslim sentiment,” as well as “support advocacy on access to economic opportunity.”
CPD received another $150,000 in the First Quarter of 2017 to “support policy advocacy on access to economic opportunity.”