In a New York Times op-ed published today, George Soros, the investor, philanthropist, and chairman of the Open Society Foundations (OSF), talks about the dangers inherent in President Trump’s aggressive immigration policies:
Having survived the Nazi persecution of Jews in Hungary, I escaped from Soviet occupation at age 17 and made my way first to Britain and then to America. This is not the America that attracted me. I have seen the damage done when societies succumb to the fear of the “other.” And I will do all I can to help preserve the openness, inclusiveness and diversity that represent our greatest strength.
Demonizing immigrants weakens our country. Fighting against hate crimes makes us grow stronger together.
Soros noted his recent $10 million investment in programs to defend communities against hate crimes and an OSF-supported coalition’s launch of a hate crimes database. OSI-Baltimore is the only US field office of OSF.