United Nations (UN) agencies are preparing for a conference in Mexico next week to move forward with negotiations that could undermine American immigration enforcement and stamp out resistance to mass migration.
The conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexcio, which representatives from the United States will attend, will seek a “Global Compact on Migration.” By the UN’s account, this compact will secure “safe, regular and orderly migration” across the world.
The exact terms of such a declaration are not clear, but the UN General Assembly laid out the broad strokes last year, with the Obama administration signing on in its waning days. That resolution, the “New York Declaration for Refugee and Migrants,” bodes poorly for supporters of national sovereignty and limited immigration.
Breitbart News has been observing the lead up negotiations for signs of the Trump administration’s stance but has seen no concrete indications. Swept into power on a wave of popular support for a wall on the southern border and strict enforcement of immigration laws, the Trump administration’s acquiescence to much of the Obama administration-approved New York Declaration would appear incongruous.
Taken at face value, the declaration calls for a massive scaling back of immigration enforcement in all countries and the normalization of hundreds of millions of economic migrants from the third world to stable prosperous nations. Paragraph 33, for example, “reaffirms:”
that all individuals who have crossed or are seeking to cross international borders are entitled to due process in the assessment of their legal status, entry and stay, we will consider reviewing policies that criminalize crossborder movements. We will also pursue alternatives to detention while these assessments are under way.
We recall that our obligations under international law prohibit discrimination of any kind on the basis of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Yet in many parts of the world we are witnessing, with great concern, increasingly xenophobic and racist responses to refugees and migrants.
Demonizing refugees or migrants offends profoundly against the values of dignity and equality for every human being … We will take a range of steps to counter such attitudes and behavior, in particular with regard to hate crimes, hate speech and racial violence.
According to the declaration, “in 2015, their number surpassed 244 million, growing at a rate faster than the world’s population.”
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued a press release Thursday in support of the negotiations, calling them “a landmark intergovernmental agreement that will cover all dimensions of international migration.”
“Global leaders and policymakers convening in Puerto Vallarta can work together to make migration safe for children,” Ted Chaiban, UNICEF director of programs said in the release.
UNICEF laid the groundwork for the conference by issuing a report on child migrants.
“Our new report shows that it is possible, even in countries with stretched resources, to implement policies, services and investments that effectively support refugee and migrant children in their countries of origin, as they transit across borders and upon reaching their destinations,” Chaiban claims.
Even before the New York Declaration, the UN had been at work for years to create an international normalized system to force nations to accept mass migration. The International Organization for Migration (IOM), a UN body, has consistently promoted the view that mass migration is inevitable. Last year, IOM issued a video calling migrants “courageous” and “resilient” and urging westerners to do more to help them:
“The United States should proceed cautiously, at best, in agreeing to a ‘one size fits all’ policy that would govern global migration,” Center for Immigration Studies Resident Fellow Art Arthur wrote in a rundown of the Global Compact last month. “Most crucially, the administration should consider whether it is appropriate, and on what terms, this country should accede to a ‘global compact’ that will contradict U.S. law and undermine national sovereignty.”