By Stefan M. Kløvning
Washington, Immigration – A new app has recently been released with the intent to undermine law enforcement’s ability to enforce 8 U.S. Code §1325 on illegal immigration. The app is called Notifica, and is specifically designed by the Soros-backed immigrant youth network United We Dream (UWD), ‘precisely to have a plan of action at you’ by making it easier for illegal immigrants to send one-click alerts to family members, friends and lawyers in case law enforcement officers come on the door or they are in risk of being detained.
It is by no measure the first time Soros’ Open Foundations Society has stood on the forefront in defence of immigrants, though many of them may be illegal. Between 2004 and 2014 they donated about $76 million to the cause.
The Open Foundations Society is still not the biggest supporter of the network. They donated $75,000 to them in 2010. The Ford Foundation, for instance, gave them a staggering $2.3 million in 2013. United We Dream was also one of the 31 organizations ‘supporting social justice’ which Colin Keapernick supported last year, providing them a donation of $25,000. Other donors include
- Arcus Foundation
- Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
- Evelyn & Walter Haas Jr. Fund
- Four Freedoms Fund
- Hagedorn Foundation
- Hill-Snowdon Foundation
- Houston Endowment
- J.M. Kaplan Fund
- Latino Giving Houston
- Marguerite Casey Foundation
- Unbound Philanthropy
- Unitarian Universalist
- Veatch Program at Shelter Rock
- Wild Geese Foundation
In 2013, their income was over $5 million, but in 2014 and 2015 it has been about $3 million.
UWD started as a project of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC), which received $206,453 in government grants between 2008 and 2010, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch. NILC has had a central role in Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which has shielded hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants from deportation. In other words, the tax-money of the American people are being used to protect people whom have no legal right to stay in the country.
Former President Obama, is, however, far from the only politician who has aided illegal immigrants in this manner. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, for instance, tipped off immigrants in the city in February, ahead of an ICE operation to look for illegal immigrants, many of whom were suspected of criminal offences beyond just crossing the border illegally. She regret nothing of the decision, though being condemned by ICE, the President, and many others. She’s one of those politicians who seem to care more about the interests of the non-citizens than the citizens.
The app is developed from the demand of simple communications in their networks as an increasing amount of law enforcement officers are guarding the U.S. Southern border with Mexico to prevent illegal immigration, especially with consideration to the recent central-American caravan seeking citizenship in the United States. Adrian Reyna, director of Membership of Technology and Strategies for the UWD, reasoned that ‘when something actually happens, most people don’t know what to do at that moment,’ and that they should have a tool – such as this app – to get a plan whenever they may need one. Damaris González, a recipient of the DACA program along with her two sisters, has, along with her sisters, downloaded the app. She was brought into the U.S. in 1985 illegally, and states that Notifica ‘will make it easier for my family to contact me in the case, God forbid, something may happen.’
On the other side of the story, however, the app is being used as a way to evade the law. Co-founder of the Hispanics for Trump group, Marri Velasquez, said she was not surprised by the release of the app, adding ‘It’s like fugitives, always running around trying to find the new thing. … They use Nextdoor.com and other network groups to alert each other.’ She also said that she thought that Notifica wouldn’t make much difference since there are so many other apps they make use of.
Should they have the possibility to evade the law in this manner? There seems to be a degree of entitlement in the illegal immigrant community, in that they believe it’s their ‘right’ to be in the country and to receive citizenship despite their already having broken the law of the land. As they stay in the country, and aid each other in order to prevent being caught by the authorities, it’s almost like they believe they’re above the law, above the law of that nation and all nations, claiming themselves to be ‘citizens of the world.’ And as the drug cartel business is still being a problem in the relation between Mexico and the States, control of who comes in and out of the country is crucial. Business like this among the illegal immigrant community undermines this control.