Leaked Soros memo celebrates ‘new normal’ of migrant crisis

by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2016

A leaked memo from leftist billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) reveals the organization’s ultimate goal of influencing immigration policies and refers to the current refugee crisis in Europe as the “new normal.”

The May 12 memo, titled “Migration Governance and Enforcement Portfolio Review,” states that Europe’s refugee crisis presents “new opportunities” for the organization to influence global immigration policy, according to an Aug. 15 report by The Daily Caller.

George Soros. /Getty Images
George Soros. /Getty Images

OSF program officer Anna Crowley and program specialist Katin Rosin co-authored the review and write in the introduction that its purpose is to “consider the effectiveness of the approaches we have used to achieve change at the international level.”

A section of the review titled “Our Work” describes how OSF, which funnels millions of dollars to left-wing causes, has worked with “leaders in the field” to “shape migration policymaking and influence regional and global processes affecting the way migration is governed and enforced.”

In a section of the memo titled, “Our Ambitions,” the authors explain: “Our premise for engaging in work related to governance was that, in addition to mitigating the negative effects of enforcement, we should also be supporting actors in the field proactively seeking to change the policies, rules, and regulations that govern migration.”

“We also believed that advances at the regional or international levels could create impetus for policy change or implementation of existing norms at the national level. We deliberately avoided the term ‘global governance’ because there is no single system at the global level for managing migration.”

OSF also noted its support of “key think tanks such as the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and advocacy networks such as the International Detention Coalition (IDC).”

The authors later note that MPI, a strong advocate of amnesty for illegal immigrants in America, “is sometimes criticized for its closeness to governments, [but] flexible funding from OSF has allowed it to maintain some independence from the governments it advises.”