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Billionaire George Soros is a primary donor to the so-called immigrant-rights organization that has been blocking buses and carrying out other civil disobedience to block the deportation of illegal aliens, WND has learned.

On Friday, the National Day Laborers Organizing Network, or NDLON, carried out civil disobedience for hours in Tucson, Ariz. The protesters formed human circles around buses and even chained themselves to vehicles attempting to transport illegal aliens to the courthouse for processing.

Activists also reportedly blocked the entrance to the courthouse.

The protests reportedly prompted a federal court to shut down its deportation process known as Operation Streamline for the day. Operation Streamline is a Bush-era program that allows judges to review multiple cases at the same time to expedite the deportation of illegal aliens.

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It was the latest NDLON activism in recent days. The group launched the #NotOneMore Deportation movement aimed at halting the enforcement of immigration law.

The Arizona Daily Star reported that last Tuesday up to 100 activists “tried to keep Border Patrol agents from taking two men into custody who had been stopped by Tucson police for a traffic violation.”

Soros’ Open Society is a major NDLON donor.

In 2011, the Open Society gave the group $325,000 in a grant co-funded with the Criminal Justice and Democracy and Power Funds. In 2010, Soros provided $250,000 to NDLON.

NDLON’s partner group, Casa of Maryland, is also funded by the Open Society.

Jessica Karp, NDLON’s staff attorney, was an Open Society Foundation fellow in 2012.

With research by Brenda J. Elliott.

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