Well this news certainly changes the picture on the news we reported here yesterday.
(Just a reminder that this compact was not some longstanding agreement. It was created only in September of 2016 when Obama, walking out the door, put on his little side show on refugees at the UN General Assembly meeting. It has little weight, but if we didn’t get out now the chances were great that after a forth-coming meeting and more to follow in 2018 we would be drawn deeply into something that is not to America’s benefit.)
Here is Neil Munro at Breitbart telling us that actually UN Ambassador Nikki Haley was the only hold-out in the Administration arguing for the US to stay in the compact. (Hat tip: Richard @highblueridge)
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. [Treaty might be too strong a word here, but it surely could have turned in to one.—-ed]
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.
Besides losing our sovereignty with deals like this, you know the UN was going to be deep in our pockets for more moola!