Update: U.S. taxpayer AND Soros funding immigrant naturalization effort to get out the vote (for Dems)

Update: U.S. taxpayer AND Soros funding immigrant naturalization effort to get out the vote (for Dems)
Immigrants' naturalization ceremony, 2005. (Image: Joseph Sohm, Shutterstock)

[Ed. – Last week in this space, we highlighted the Soros-backed effort being run by Mexico.  The campaign is to get resident aliens naturalized as U.S. citizens, which can happen quickly if they’ve lived here as legal residents long enough.  Now Daily Caller has a fresh take pointing out that the U.S. taxpayer is making grants to immigration activist groups, via the Obama administration, to bolster this and similar efforts.]

The Obama administration is supporting several non-profit groups — with federal funding through a major White House initiative — that are part of an organized effort aimed at converting green-card holders into U.S. citizens in order to vote against Donald Trump, a Daily Caller investigation reveals.

Through an initiative called Networks for Integrating New Americans initiative, which the White House formed in April 2014, the administration has partnered with the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), an immigration rights umbrella organization that has denounced Trump’s “hateful rhetoric.”

In a recent post to its Facebook page, NPNA asserted that green-card holders “have the potential to change America’s electorate” by gaining citizenship. The group and its executive director is also affiliated with one of the leftist groups that helped shut down a Trump rally in Chicago earlier this month. …

The findings raise questions over whether groups that receive federal funds should be allowed to openly target specific presidential candidates. They also suggest what many conservative critics of immigration reform have long asserted: that one of the goals of activist citizenship groups is to create a new batch of Democratic voters.

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