President Donald Trump overruled objections by his United Nations ambassador when he directed the U.S. leave the “Global Compact on Migration” treaty, which is intended to promote mass-migration into countries regardless of national laws and voters’ preferences.
U.N.. Ambassador Nikki Haley wanted the United States to stay in the pro-migration treaty which is being advanced by a multinational conference in Mexico on Monday, December 4. But according to Foreignpolicy.com,
White House chief of staff John Kelly, who previously led the Department of Homeland Security’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly backed a pullout, according to diplomatic sources familiar with the deliberations. The State Department initially opposed the withdrawal, but its policy planning chief, Brian Hook, who represented Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the principals’ meeting, reversed course and recommended ditching the negotiations.
The meeting ended in deadlock, with Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, expressing the lone dissent. Haley had argued that the United States would have a better shot at influencing the outcome of the negotiations if it participated in the process.
She was ultimately overruled by the president, according to diplomatic sources.
Trump made the pro-American decision on Friday, as Senators prepared to vote on the tax bill.
The migration treaty is akin to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal, which Trump trashed when he was inaugurated. The TPP treaty would have allowed companies to export U.S.-based factories to low-wage countries around the Pacific, and also to import low-wage employees from the Pacific rim into workplaces around the United States.
If approved by national political leaders, the “migration compact” would have allowed U.N. bureaucrats and judges to subordinate national laws — such as laws that exclude illegal immigrants — to pro-immigration rules. The treaty would help developing countries to dump much of their fast-growing populations into Americans’ classrooms and neighborhoods, welfare lines and training classes, workplaces and jails, so helping the establishment in the developed countries keep power via their divide-and-rule “diversity” strategy.
Trump’s pro-American decision has deflated treaty and the three-day global meeting in Mexico. The meeting is intended to build on the September 2016 “New York Declaration,” and is supposed to develop a global immigration treaty for approval by U.N. General Assembly in late 2018.
The New York Declaration promised to open up the United States and European countries — including their welfare systems and their K-12 schools — to mass migration. For example, the New York declaration said:
The global compact would …. deal with all aspects of international migration, including the humanitarian, developmental, human rights-related and other aspects of migration …
The global compact could include, but would not be limited to, the following elements:
(b) International migration as a potential opportunity for migrants and their families;
(e) The facilitation of safe, orderly, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people…this may include the creation and expansion of safe, regular pathways for migration;
(f) The scope for greater international cooperation, with a view to improving migration governance;
(o) Promotion…of the inclusion of migrants in host societies, access to basic services for migrants and gender-responsive services;
(p) Consideration of policies to regularize the status of migrants …
We will consider reviewing policies that criminalize cross-border movements. We will also pursue alternatives to detention while these assessments are underway …
We are determined to ensure that all children are receiving education within a few months of arrival, and we will prioritize budgetary provision to facilitate this …
We affirm that children should not be criminalized or subject to punitive measures because of their migration status or that of their parents …
We will provide access to sexual and reproductive health-care services …We wish to see administrative barriers eased, with a view to accelerating refugee admission procedures to the extent possible …
In her official statement, Haley declared that “our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone. ” Her statement said:
Today, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations informed the UN Secretary-General that the United States is ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration.
U.S. participation in the Compact process began in 2016, following the Obama Administration’s decision to join the UN’s New York Declaration on migration. The New York Declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with U.S. immigration and refugee policies and the Trump Administration’s immigration principles. As a result, President Trump determined that the United States would end its participation in the Compact process that aims to reach international consensus at the UN in 2018.
Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, issued the following statement:
“America is proud of our immigrant heritage and our long-standing moral leadership in providing support to migrant and refugee populations across the globe. No country has done more than the United States, and our generosity will continue. But our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone. We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country. The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with U.S. sovereignty.”
The press statement from the Department of State said:
The United States has decided to end participation in the UN process to develop a Global Compact on Migration (GCM).
Negotiations on the GCM will be based on the New York Declaration, a document adopted by the UN in 2016 that commits to “strengthening global governance” and contains a number of policy goals that are inconsistent with U.S. law and policy.
While we will continue to engage on a number of fronts at the United Nations, in this case, we simply cannot in good faith support a process that could undermine the sovereign right of the United States to enforce our immigration laws and secure our borders.
The United States supports international cooperation on migration issues, but it is the primary responsibility of sovereign states to help ensure that migration is safe, orderly, and legal.
The pro-American policy matches Trump’s speech on Inauguration Day when he declared:
We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.
We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world — but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow …
At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other …
We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.
Read the speech here.
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