(Breitbart) – Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez (pictured above) will reportedly travel to Mexico to hold three party fundraisers with American expatriates next month.
According to Bloomberg, Perez will head up the events in Mexico City on September 28th.
The report says high-end access can cost as much as $15,000:
The events range from happy hour drinks with a $25 minimum student entry to a dinner where tickets range from $1,000 to $15,000.
The registration form on the DNC website require that attendees be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enter passport or green card numbers. It is illegal for foreigners to contribute to American political campaigns.
DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa confirmed that Perez will be holding the events.
With approximately 1.5 million American citizens residing in Mexico, per State Department figures, the trio of events could prove lucrative at a time when the DNC is being significantly outraised by the Republican National Committee (RNC). For the month of June, Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings show the RNC raised $20.8 million, spent $14.3 million and had $43.5 million in cash on hand, while its Democrat counterpart only took in $8.5 million, spent $7.5 million and had $9.3 million in cash in the bank. However, the DNC also had $5.7 million in debt.
Perez has previously courted the support of Democrats living abroad, having delivered a speech in London in April 2018.
Flashback: DNC Chair Perez Defends Health Care For Illegal Immigrants: ‘This Is Not A Handout’
On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez defended the proposal of health care for immigrants who entered the United States illegally.
Thursday at the Democratic debate all ten candidates raised their hands when asked if they support health care for undocumented immigrants.
Perez said, “It’s an insurance program, so you got to pay into it. Immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, pay billions of dollars in taxes. That is the reality.”
He continued, “Democrats believe that you should be able to buy into a health insurance system. It is not a handout.”
He added, “I live in a community right now where if you are a pregnant woman and you are undocumented, we provide you with access to health care because we believe that having good prenatal care is an essential health care issue an essential issue of economics and frankly an essential issue of morality. The party of Lincoln is dead, and one of the things that died with it is compassion, and this is not a handout. again, this is allowing people to buy into an insurance program, people who pay billions of dollars in taxes.”