In every country, a section of the populace consists of communities, which moved in from other parts of the world. The United States of America is no exception. Today, immigrants form a sizeable portion of the country’s total population. During the ongoing presidential campaign, Republican favorite Donald Trump has continually caused outrage by making comments seen to be maligning immigrants. He has repeatedly done this to win the support of conservative American voters.
It is in reaction to this smear campaign that pro-liberation billionaire George Soros together with other like-minded billionaires are bankrolling a 15 million dollar campaign to mobilize immigrants to vote. The campaign will more so focus on Latino voters, who form a vast voting bloc. Soros, a Hungarian by birth sees this push by the Republican candidate as retrogressive and punitive.
Upon implementation, this will be the biggest Democratic-voter number effort dedicated at emancipating the immigrant population, which has suffered a lot of bias and prejudice in the past. A huge chunk of the donation will be spent through organizations in the States of Nevada, Florida and Colorado, which have a growing Asian and Latino population. Their votes will not only help defeat the Republican candidate but also help the party gain control of the Senate.
George Soros in brief
George Soros is an American-Hungarian. He was born in 1931 in Bucharest and has Jewish ancestry. He is in accomplished author, social activist, humanitarian and hedge fund manager. A survivor of the Nazi occupation of Hungary during Second World War, he fled to England in 1947 where he attended the prestigious London School of Economics. Thereafter, he moved to the United States, where he has amassed a vast fortune through the wealth fund he established.
Soros is renowned for his resilient backing of reformist and open-minded political causes. This made him choose to be a supporter of the Democratic Party because he believes the party stands for change. He set up the Open Society, an organization that supports the advancement of human rights and state accountability to citizens. He is also an activist and regularly speaks out against oppression on his social media pages.
As his wealth portfolio grew, his philanthropic spirit also grew. In the 1980’s, he played an important role in ending the apartheid administration in South Africa. He provided scholarships to bright black students to join the University of Cape Town. The students later played a key role in bringing the tyrannical regime to an end.
Besides business and philanthropy, Soros is a consummate author especially in the field of finance. His most prominent book is “The Alchemy of Finance” which provides important insights about making it in the financial world. On family matters, he is married and has five children, all of whom are successful in their respective fields.
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