I’ve been joking for some time that now that the world is talking about refugees and reporters are furiously investigating and writing, that means I can retire. I’m not retiring only taking a break, but after eight years of following the issue, I figure I’ve earned it!
And, having no boss and no employees means I can take a vacation anytime! Right!
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Thanks to Ed for sending this great investigative piece by Lee Stranahan atBreitbart on Unbound Philanthropy and its big kahuna William Reeves (and wifey Debbie Berger). What a coincidence too, the pair is from Hawaii (bff Obama?).
Stranahan tells us that when Trump was protested in Arizona and California a few months ago, the groups protesting were recipients of Reeves’ largess.
Know the enemy! Read Stranahan’s article by clicking here.
We wrote about Reeves in 2011
I’m posting in full my post from February 2011. I was most interested in the connection between Unbound Philanthropy’s role in helping create that damn Shelbyville, TN propaganda film that was used by the US State Department and others to promote more Somali migration to America.
We have come a long way in the last four years in understanding the massive money machine we are up against.
You will recognize the Migration Policy Institute (in Stranahan’s piece and mine) as one of the groups putting on that Georgetown gig, Jim Simpson and I attended here in October.
Unbound Philanthropy is also one of the organizers and funders of that big Open Borders pow-wow starting Sunday in New York, here. They will have a whole session on exposing the likes of us!
Unbound Philanthropy: an example of what we are up against…
…..and why the average American trying to maintain our culture and country through immigration control has a hard time fighting the battle. The other side is rich and connected to big business (offshore money too!).
Yesterday as I searched for more information on theMigration Policy Institute, an organization that pretends to be a balanced nonpartisan think tank which just this week put out a report that goes after Sheriff’s in some counties overseeing the 287g program, I came upon Unbound Philanthropy. It is one of those private foundations used by the super wealthy to channel their excess funds (avoiding taxes by so doing) to pet charities and political projects.
In this case the rich guy is William Reeves of Hawaii:
William Reeves is a director and co-founder of BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd. Based in London, BlueCrest manages investments for a predominantly institutional investor base across 15 diverse funds. Until April 2000, when he left to establish BlueCrest, Mr. Reeves was a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan in London and head of macro strategy and trading within the proprietary trading group. Prior to that, Mr. Reeves was a fund manager at Salomon Brothers Asset Management Limited and at Fisher Francis Trees and Watts, with responsibility for managing leveraged capital. He has also worked for JP Morgan New York where, from 1991 to 1993, he was a Vice President in charge of a team managing the company’s leveraged multi-currency proprietary investment portfolio. Mr. Reeves is a US Trustee of the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. He holds an MA in Philosophy from New York University and a BA in English from Yale University. Mr. Reeves was born in Honolulu and raised in Richmond, Virginia where his parents were both educators.
Check out Unbound Philanthropy’s most recent Form 990. This is a private foundation with a net worth approaching $100 million (note offshore accounts). In 2008 Mr. Reeves donated $2,619,583 to the foundation (probably reducing his tax liability) to his mostly political projects. He passed most of that money through this foundation to a list of projects that include (among others):
The Tides Center (money scrubber supreme): $250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center: $150,000
American Immigration Law Foundation: $150,000
Center for American Progress (LOL! Pushing back against Hate Project): $46,000
And, it looks like the big winner is the International Rescue Committee*** with three grants: $150,000, $200,000, and $212,000
Also in 2010 he passed $500,000 through the Tides Foundation. In 2009 he gave $150,000 to Media Matters (George Soros) and $240,000 to the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (ahhhhh!). And, this is how I found Unbound Philanthropy in the first place, they (rich Mr. Reeves) gave the Migration Policy Institute $95,000 to study amnesty for “undocumented youth and women.”
It’s all legal of course, but the next time you hear whining from the pro-migration forces that this is all about the poor and the downtrodden, remember it isn’t. It is about politics, about new immigrants as Democratic voters, and it’s about cheap labor for big business (like the meatpackers) and nannies and gardeners for rich people.
Just a reminder that David North of the Center for Immigration Studies summed it up well when he attended a recent meeting of the Migration Policy Institute:
It is useful to note that the pro-migration advocates, though allied with each other, come in three different groupings. There are the employers, who want lower wages; there are the ethnic organizations who say, in effect, “Let My People In”; and then there are the intellectuals [ed: read Leftists!], represented Thursday at a session of the foundation-supported Migration Policy Institute.
So our side (the immigration control side) is up against the big money and the hard left political machine using the average do-gooders and immigrants as their foils.
A final question for Mr. Reeves: If you are so interested in promoting social change (aka the redistribution of wealth), why not redistribute all your holdings now directly to the refugees and other poor immigrants being dropped off in our cities and towns by the US State Department and their federal contractors. If the social justice Marxist one-worlders you are supporting win the political war in the US, they will be taking it from you or your heirs anyway.
Go here to the link for the Reeves’ Hawaiian home. (LOL! we assume it is in Hawaii but note that for “privacy concerns” its location is not given.
***International Rescue Committee is of course now headed by British former Foreign Secretary David Milibandand is one of nine major federal contractors raking in big bucks from your wallets (and rich elitists like Reeves!) and pushing Obama to admit 100,000 Syrian Muslims to be distributed to your towns!
I wonder that since Unbound Philanthropy works in the UK as well to agitate and organize against the ‘right wing,’ did they have any role in getting Miliband planted in NYC? Hmmmm!
Nine contractors (for new readers):
Thanks to Breitbart Reporter, Michael Patrick Leahy, thick-headed non-lawyers like me are beginning to grasp the argument about how the federal government is placing an unconstitutional burden on states which has no legal basis in the so-called Wilson-Fish alternative resettlement program operating in these twelve states:
Here is how the Breitbartstory begins, but I urge you to read the whole thing especially if you live in one of those states.
A brave governor is needed to be the plaintiff in a lawsuit that is ready to file! Help find that governor!
Twelve states hold the key to a constitutional challenge to the increasingly controversial U.S. Refugee Resettlement program.
In states where governments have withdrawn from the statutorily questionable “Wilson-Fish alternative program,” the program is now run by private charities contracted by the U.S. Department of State.
As Breitbart News has reported previously, the Thomas More Law Center, a well respected public interest law firm, is looking for one brave governor from among these twelve states (Alaska, Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont) to step up and act as the plaintiff in the case.
The constitutional argument is that the federal government, without the permission of these 12 Wilson-Fish states, has “commandeered” state funds by placing refugees in their states, thereby obligating states to pay Medicaid expenses for the refugees, in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, which states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
In effect, the federal government is imposing an unfunded federal mandate by regulatory fiat, rather than statutory authority, on these 12 “Wilson-Fish alternative program” states.
That would be Grover Norquist of course, Ryan’s doppelgänger! (or is it the other way around?)
Some observers who have heard Norquist opine on the joy that Islamic diversity brings to America—Muslims in the military (like the jihadist Major Hasan?) and in Congress and that it isn’t “conservatism” to worry about shariah law and devout Muslim-generated terrorism—think they heard Grover in Ryan’s speech.
If you are a new reader and have never heard of Grover Norquist, you have some catching up to do.
He is the President of Americans for Tax Reform, a longtime Washington, DC fixer, and as an Islamist has been a promoter of American Muslim ‘rights’ since before 9/11. He is also a big fan of Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House.
Norquist: Shariah law is compatible with the US Constitution!
Be sure to read a post of mine from 2011 at Potomac Tea Party Report about Norquist’s comment to Think Progress—‘Shariah law is compatible with the US Constitution’here.
And, don’t miss this! Norquist was in the wings advising Senator Marco Rubio on the Gang of Eight bill (another of Norquist’s pet projects as a long-time advocate for amnesty and open borders). See Grover has a new gig!
Are Norquist and Ryan working to put Rubio in the White House—that is my guess.
They will be able to control (boy) Rubio, but not Trump.
See the Washington Post gushing over Ryan’s words against Trump (Ryan also gave a shout-out to Muslim Members of Congress Keith Ellison and Andre Carson) and completely (on purpose!) misses the point of Trump’s ban which is within the power granted by the US Constitution—we have every right to determine which non-citizens we permit in the country!
(See Ryan’s dump on Trump at that Washington Post link.) Go here to our extensive archive on Grover Norquist. Norquist was a Bushy, but I suspect he sees that Jeb is dead (politically). And, remember this—ten big name Republicans (including Jeb) signed on to a 2014 letter (most likely drafted by Norquist) asking that Republicans support MORE refugee resettlement(click here). We first learned of Norquist’s involvement in the Hijra here in 2007when he was promoting the resettlement of mostly Muslim Iraqis to the US.
Action Alert! Trump is right! Ryan is wrong! Click here and call your House members today!
Here is Richard Falknor atBlue Ridge Forum. If you haven’t called today do it tomorrow! If we don’t rally around Trump on Muslim migration (even if he isn’t your first choice candidate!), there will never again even be a ‘toe in the water’ from Republicans on the subject! They will run like frightened rabbits!
This week the House of Representatives Republican Leadership apparently plans (click here, then here) on continuing to bankroll the Administration’s expanding “refugee” program — and in spite of the Islamist-engineered slaughter in San Bernardino. This morning open-borders Speaker Paul Ryan showed here he still didn’t “get” the peril.
Trump is right with his interim solution here — and so are the similar approaches of Ted Cruz here and Paul Rand here.
Now is the tipping point: will the GOP Establishment rise to the challenge and put their country ahead of their donors?
Continue reading here!
And if you need any inspiration, watch Katrina Pierson do the warm-up act for Donald Trump in Dallas back in September (thanks to a reader for sharing this with us today).
“It is a revolution!”
Inspired? Call tomorrow! You might get lucky and get a reaction like I did today from Babs!