George Soros has been adamant that Donald Trump is a dangerous choice as the GOP presidential nominee. George Soros feels so strongly that Trump would take the country in the wrong direction, that he just donated an estimated $5 million to a brand new super PAC dedicated to preventing Trump from moving into the White House next year. Thanks to the incredible contributions of Trump along with several other wealthy donors, the super PAC has received a total of $15 million in funding to start its efforts to keep Trump out of the White House this election. The new super PAC is called Immigrant Voters Win. The primary focus of the super PAC will be to engage and mobilize immigrant and Latino voters to get out to the polls this November and make their voices count in the presidential election. Because of its focus on immigrant and Latino voters, the super PAC is concentrating its efforts in states with large minority immigrant populations, such as Arizona, Colorado, Florida and Nevada. These states also boast large Asian populations, which the super PAC hopes to mobilize in support as well.
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At the heart of Soros’ willingness to get involved and help lead this effort directed at Latino and immigrant voters, is his view that the recent remarks in speeches and interviews by Trump are extremely xenophobic. He is terribly troubled by this type of rhetoric dominating the political discourse in this country and wants to do whatever he can to make sure that the future president is not prone to these types of racist outbursts. One of Trump’s policy proposals on immigration that Soros says he finds most troubling for the moment is Trump’s proposed ban on all Muslim immigration to the U.S. as a reaction to the terror threats from ISIS. George Soros thinks that this type of reaction is unhealthy for the country and will eventually lead to a sharp divide among the population. This is the exact opposite effect that the leader of the country should have, according to Soros. Another reflexive policy announcement made by Trump that is causing fear among immigrant communities and Soros is that he plans to build a giant wall between the U.S. and Mexico in an attempt to keep illegal immigrants out of the country and show that the U.S. is taking a hard line on preventing any illegal immigration. Soros says that Trump says these things with impunity and that it is extremely dangerous for this sentiment to catch on throughout the country. Soros is willing to put a substantial amount of resources behind keeping Trump out of office.
Soros was an immigrant once himself. He came to this country after fleeing the Nazi occupation of Hungary, his native country. Soros understands all too well the difficulties inherent with the immigration process and has a real soft spot for the plight of immigrants all over the world. He also believes in the protection of basic human rights and supports political candidates who do as well.
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