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George Soros Under Fire in His Native Hungary on Refugee Issue

George Soros Under Fire in His Native Hungary on Refugee Issue
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By    |   Wednesday, 14 October 2015 10:56 PM

Billionaire hedge fund mogul George Soros has come under fire in his native Hungary for saying the country should be more welcoming to immigrants from Syria, CNBC reports. 

Soros wrote in op-eds published in the Financial Times and Project Syndicate that Hungary should welcome the refugees flooding in from the conflict in their homeland and should provide them with $16,800 for two years to get them on their feet.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban and other officials have fired back at Soros recently for promoting liberal immigration policies as the country faces a crisis from the influx.

Soros lived in Hungary until he was in his late teens and is best known in the United States for his philanthropy to liberal causes and donations to Democrats.

"[Soros] keeps bombarding the international public with his earth-shattering plans, quite obviously, in the name of true selflessness which he has manifested in so many ways in the countries where his activities have resulted in sovereign default in the past 30 years," Hungarian Minister J�nos L�z�r said last month.

Hungary's government has been under fire from European Union leaders as well over its construction of a four-meter-high fence along parts of its border with Serbia.

Public sentiment is not with Soros. A recent survey by the Budapest think tank Republikon found that only 19 percent think Hungary has a duty to accept refugees, while 66 percent believe they are a threat and should be banned from entry.

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