While Donald Trump has repeatedly stated that the has millions to spend in his effort to win the presidency, he does have opposition from another wealthy New Yorker. George Soros has spent millions so far opposing Donald Trump and doesn’t intend to stop anytime soon. According to a Fox News Latino report, Soros has teamed up with other donors to start a $15 million campaign that aims to increase Latino and immigrant participation in the election. The billionaire financier is contributing $5 million of his own funds to the campaign.
This is all done through a new super PAC called Immigrant Voters Win. Its objective is to support organizations in states that have large number of immigrants in an effort to increase voter turnout come election time in November. Those involved in the super PAC say that it is the largest turnout effort which targets Latinos and other immigrants. Immigrant Voters Win hopes to increase voter participation by at least 400,000 at the general election.
Republican candidate Donald Trump has caused a lot of controversy by promoting a hard-line stance on immigration that even many conservatives would consider excessive. He has repeatedly criticized Mexico, accusing the country of dumping its criminals on the United States. Trump has also expressed the desire to build a wall along the border and to deport all of the undocumented people living in the country by creating a kind of “deportation army” that would round them up and send them back to their country of citizenship. On one occasion, Trump has put forward the idea of denying entry to citizens of countries that don’t adequately cooperate with US immigration officials in removing their nationals who have overstayed their visas or otherwise committed immigration violations.
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Trump’s xenophobic rhetoric isn’t limited to Mexico. On numerous occasions, he has made controversial remarks about Muslims as well. This includes one of his plans to ban the entry of Muslims into the United States due to fears that they may be linked to terrorism.
Soros has told the media that he was upset by what he saw as xenophobic views by Trump and other Republican presidential candidates. His opposition to Trump shouldn’t be surprising, as he has a long history of donating millions of dollars to support various liberal causes, both in the United States and around the world. According to his profile on the Forbes 400 Richest Americans website, Soros has a net worth of 24.9 billion, making him the 15th wealthiest person in the United States. He is also the 10th highest-earning hedge fund manager as a result of the success of Soros Fund Management, LLC, a hedge fund that he founded.
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