The Koch Brothers’ “Support” for Immigration Reform

January 14, 2015

The Koch brothers have bent over backwards to try to convince everyone that they are expanding the Republican tent and appealing to minority voters in the way the party so desperately needs. Everyone accepts that the billionaire brothers’ economic agenda is ultra-conservative. But they’ve managed to persuade some folks that their platform is more inclusive when it comes to social issues, immigration, and beyond, all while funding right-wing organizations that push extreme polices on these fronts.

Look no further than the current immigration debate for proof of their antics. A Koch brothers-funded group called The LIBRE Initiative was founded in 2011 to focus on Hispanic outreach. They are a self-proclaimed “grassroots organization that advances the principles and values of economic freedom to empower the U.S. Hispanic community so it can thrive and contribute to a more prosperous America.”

So what is The LIBRE Initiative doing to help move the immigration […]

Kochs create “shadow GOP’ to sway Hispanic voters while supporting GOP candidates who oppose immigration reform

August 12, 2014

The Koch brothers have succeeded in taking over the Republican Party, but they’ve found a gaping hole in their plan to take over the country: Republicans’ across-the-board lack of credibility with Hispanic voters. The Kochs know that if they don’t do something, the hundreds of millions of dollars they’ve invested in their candidates could be wasted.

So, as the AP recently reported, they’ve quietly started investing in grassroots efforts to provide Spanish speakers with English classes, health checkups, and courses to help them earn high school diplomas. They’ve invested millions to create the LIBRE Initiative, a grassroots organization that performs outreach across the southwest in places where “conservative organizations don’t typically go.”

But don’t let their generosity fool you – that money comes with strings attached. Their classes on immigration law have a conservative bent, and the food they hand out in communities across the southwest come with bilingual pamphlets in them […]

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