Policing the entire world has never proven to be a sound policy for the United States. Obama-era deals protecting illegal immigrants and refugees are posing very real threats to the nation. Thankfully, President Trump sees the dangers and is putting a stop to the madness.
In effect, The New York Declaration for Migrants and Refugees, adopted by 193 UN General Assembly members in 2016, is an immigration disaster. The non-binding political declaration vowed to protect the rights of refugees and provide aid for resettlement efforts. Fortunately, last week President Trump quietly made the decision to withdraw from the agreement.
A statement of explanation from the U.S. confirms the deal is not in the best interest of America or her citizens:
“The New York Declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with US immigration and refugee policies and the Trump Administration’s immigration principles. As a result, President (Donald) 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.”
Not surprisingly, UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak is not happy about the president’s choice. “Migration is a global phenomenon that demands a global response and that multi-lateralism remains the best way to address global challenges,” his office said in a statement.
Despite Lacjak’s disappointment, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley applauded pulling-out of the compact. Additionally, she notes it is up to Americans to decide who does and doesn’t enter the country. “Our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone,” Haley said.
Previous Warnings on Refugees
Several months ago, the Department of Homeland Security released a report highlighting problems with vetting refugees. “We don’t get to vet them. They slip into our country unnoticed, living among us, and we are completely blind as to what they are capable of, said DHS Secretary, John Kelly.
Moreover, controversial Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a similar and perhaps more alarming warning. In a shocking interview earlier this year, Assad also cautioned against arbitrarily accepting refugees. “We don’t know how many are terrorists. Nobody knows,” he said.
“It does not matter if there is a significant number of them. It doesn’t take a significant number to commit atrocities.”
Now, if that doesn’t prove President Trump is making the right decision, what will?