Are you Funding Sanctuary Cities and Illegal Immigration? Companies You Support Do

By Dustin Siggins Published on July 22, 2016

new report is accusing some of America’s most popular corporations of funding leftist groups that encourage “sanctuary cities” to violate federal immigration law. The approximately 200 cities with sanctuary policies include San Francisco, Chicago, Boston and New York.

According to the conservative corporate watchdog 2nd Vote, many companies — including Southwest, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, UPS and Toyota — have donated to the National Council of La Raza, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) or the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Many supported all three. 2nd Vote’s list of those who supported La Raza and LULAC appears below.

The groups have also opposed bills in the U.S. Congress that would have eliminated funding for these so-called “sanctuary cities,” which have policies of not reporting to federal immigration authorities when illegal immigrants are arrested and released from custody. (The latest attempt failed earlier this month in the Senate, when Democrats voted almost unanimously to block it.) These bills were proposed after an illegal immigrant who had been deported multiple times killed a woman, Kathryn Steinle, in San Francisco.

One effect is the release back in society of dangerous criminals. “The numbers are ugly,” reports John Perazzo of FrontPage. “Of the 9,295 deportable aliens who were released after their arrest by sanctuary jurisdictions during the first eight months of 2014 alone, some 2,320 were subsequently re-arrested, on new criminal charges, soon thereafter. And before their initial release, 58% of those 9,295 aliens already had felony charges or convictions on their records, while another 37% had serious prior misdemeanor charges.”

Advocates For Lawlessness

“The corporations that fund LULAC and La Raza enable their advocacy for sanctuary cities and their lobbying efforts to promote the lawless and unsafe policies that prevent law enforcement from coordinating with immigration officials,”2nd Vote spokesperson Robert Kuykendall told The Stream. “Through their active involvement and financial support, these companies have purposefully aligned with policy positions that encourage the violation of our immigration laws.”

“The involvement of these companies with LULAC and La Raza is not limited to charitable contributions alone,” continued Kuykendall. “In 2016, over 50 companies sponsored LULAC’s National Convention, the same event where the organization approved a resolution in support of sanctuary city policies in 2015. Furthermore, executives from 25 different corporations sit on La Raza’s Corporate Board of Advisors.”

Kuykendall said that even if they don’t support the advocacy of the immigrant groups, Coca-Cola, AARP, BP and other companies bear culpability for how their money is used.

“The truth is LULAC and La Raza are able to advocate for policies that undermine the rule of law and make our cities much less safe because of help from these companies.”

In addition to its corporate backers, La Raza has received millions of dollars from the federal government, according to its last three annual reports (2013, 2014, and 2015).



Bank of America
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Darden Restaurants
Denny’s Corp.
Exxon Mobile
Mars N.A.
Mead Johnson Nutrition
Nat’l Cable & Telecommunications Assoc.
Shell Oil
Southwest Airlines
Walt Disney
Time Warner Cable
Tyson Foods
Western Union





La Raza

American Academy of Family
Physicians Foundation
American Beverage Association
American Chemical Society
American Diabetes Association
American Express
American Federation of Teachers
Amerigroup Kansas
Amgen Foundation
Anheuser-Busch Companies
Bank of America
Bank of America Foundation
Baxter Healthcare
BBVA Compass
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Blue Mountain Construction Services
BMW of North of America
BP America, Inc.
Caesars Entertainment
California Health & Wellness
Capital One Bank
Centene Corporation
Center on Budget and Policy
Cerner Corporation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Citi Foundation
City of Kansas City, Missouri
Connect2Complete, Inc.
Corporation for National and
Community Service
CVS Health
Direct Selling Association
Discovery En Español
Disney Worldwide, Inc.
Duke Energy
El Rey Network
Eli Lilly and Company
Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Ewing Kauffman Foundation
Fannie Mae
FedEx Corporation
Fiat Chrysler Automobile
Fifth Third Bank
First Book
Florida CHAIN
Ford Foundation
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company Fund
Four Freedoms Fund
Freddie Mac
FuseMedia Group Inc.
General Motors Company
General Motors Foundation
Google Inc.
H&R Block
Hallmark, Inc.
Kansas City
Hilton Worldwide
Hyundai Motor America
Intuit, Inc.
J.E. Dunn Construction
Jackson County Missouri
Department of Finance
Johnson & Johnson
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPMorgan Chase Foundation
Kraft Foods
Levi Strauss Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation
Marriott International, Inc.
Master Your Card, Oportunidad
McDonald’s Corporation
Mercury Public Affairs LLC
Metropolitan Area Advisory Committee
MGM Resorts International
MillerCoors, LLC
Mitú Network
Nationwide Insurance
NeighborWorks America
New Venture Fund
Nissan North America
Northern Trust
Ocwen Financial Corporation
Open Society Foundations
Pennsylvania State Voices
PepsiCo Foundation
PepsiCo, Inc.
Perennial Strategy Group LLC
Pfizer RxPathways
Pharmaceutical Research and
Manufacturers of America
Procter & Gamble
Prudential Financials, Inc.
Raza Development Fund (RDF)
REACH Healthcare Foundation
Red Nose Day Fund
Rockefeller Foundation
Rod and Leslie Aycox Family Foundation
Rosenberg Foundation
Sodexo, Inc
Southern California Edison
Southwest Airlines
Squire Patton Boggs, LLP
State Infrastructure Fund
Target Corporation
The Atlantic Philanthropies
The Bauman Foundation
The Boeing Company
The California Endowment
The Christopher Reynolds Foundation
The Coca-Cola Company
The Comcast Foundation
The Kellogg Company
Charitable Trust Foundation of Science
The Prudential Foundation
The Raben Group, LLC
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The TJX Companies, Inc.
The University of Kansas
The Walton Family Foundation
The Wyss Foundation
Third Sector New England, Inc.
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Inc.
Univision Communications, Inc.
U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services
Urban Development
Venable LLP
Verizon Foundation
W.K.Kellogg Foundation
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