A paper leaked from the Open Society Foundation claims that the European migrant crisis is an opportunity for the foundation to reform migration laws and raise more money from donors.
A leaked paper entitled “Migration Governance and Enforcement Portfolio Review,” authored by Open Society employees Anna Crowley and Kate Rosin shows that the foundation sees great opportunity in the European migrant crisis to raise money and push their pro-migrant agenda.
The document is one of the most recently created of the leaks, having been written in May of this year and sheds light as to how the organization – which has been linked to promoting Somali migrants and funding anti-police organizations like Black Lives Matter – views the migrant crisis.
The paper breaks down three main topics relating to migration. The first is the fact that the Open Society Foundation (OSF) has been successful in helping to shape migration policy in Europe.
The authors brag about their funding of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) claiming that their money and funding allowed it to be more independent of the governments it advises. The MPI directly advises the European Union on matters of migration policy and the OSF gave them 2.2 million dollars in 2015.
The second topic deals with how the migration crisis is a great way for the foundation to raise even more money from donors. The money is said to be allocated toward migrant rights organizations and according to the author, ” we aimed to prevent the violation of migrants’ rights by minimizing harsh border controls and decreasing the widespread use of detention and deportation.”Deportations of migrants in Germany have become a hot issue as the government finds it increasingly more difficult to ship them back to their home countries. Some North African countries are even
Deportations of migrants in Germany have become a hot issue as the government finds it increasingly more difficult to ship them back to their home countries. Some North African countries are even refusing to take the migrants back and when they do it is costing the German tax payer tens of thousands of euros.
The final point of the paper is to note that the current migrant crisis is not a one-time event but, according to the OSF it is the “new normal” for Europe. Going forward the paper states the need to combat what it calls “radical right” parties who are against mass migration like the Alternative for Germany (AfD), the Austrian Freedom Party (FPOe) which both have major elections in the coming months.
The foundation is unclear how it will “fight back” against the populist right but documents have shown that they have already allocated millions to fighting against populist patriotic parties in Europe over the last few years.
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