Get ready: Here comes the concentrated push for accepting a new flood of refugees/migrants, along with vastly expanded taxpayer funding for refugee/migrant programs both here and worldwide. The hard-sell, tag-team effort by the Obama administration, the United Nations, and their paid NGO “civil society” activists will get underway next week with a two-day campaign in New York City.
On Monday, September 19, the United Nations General Assembly will host a “Summit for Refugees and Migrants.” The following day, September 20, President Barack Obama will host a “Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis.”
The UN announcement for the September 19 “watershed” event states: “This is the first time the General Assembly has called for a summit at the Heads of State and Government level on large movements of refugees and migrants and it is a historic opportunity to come up with a blueprint for a better international response. It is a watershed moment to strengthen governance of international migration and a unique opportunity for creating a more responsible, predictable system for responding to large movements of refugees and migrants.”
According to the U.S. State Department’s Web page about the upcoming event, the purpose of President Obama’s Leaders’ Summit is “to galvanize significant new global commitments to: 1) increase funding to humanitarian appeals and international organizations, 2) admit more refugees through resettlement or other legal pathways, and 3) increase refugees’ self-reliance and inclusion through opportunities for education and legal work.”
In an August 29 press statement promoting the Leaders’ Summit, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that the United States had already made a “large commitment to humanitarian assistance in Syria and the region — nearly $5.6 billion so far,” but “more needs to be done to help those who are besieged inside Syria; more has to be done to assist refugees; more has to be done to support Syria’s neighbors, Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey.”
According to a June report from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), worldwide there are now 21.3 million refugees — that is, people who have fled their countries to avoid war, conflict, and/or persecution. UNHCR claims another 40.8 million have been forced to flee their homes but remain within the confines of their own nations. The UN and its agencies want to resettle millions of these refugees and displaced persons in the United States and Europe. The enormity of the scale of this grand UN plan and its horrendous consequences broke upon unsuspecting Europeans in 2015, as well over one million “refugees” — the vast majority of which are Muslim, virtually none of whom had been screened for possible ties to ISIS or other terrorist groups — flooded in and dispersed throughout the continent. And the refugee/migrant crisis continues there, with no end in sight.
Helping to provide the appearance of popular support for the special UN summit and President Obama’s Leaders’ Summit is the Civil Society Action Committee, the typical AstroTurf coalition of “progressive” activist groups funded by the usual tax exempt foundations (Soros, Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie, et al), government agencies, and the UN itself. One of the principal groups convening the Civil Society Action Committee (CSAC) is the Migration and Development Civil Society Network (MADE), which is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, and, according to its own website is “cofunded by the European Commission (EC).” Yes, that is correct; the “Action Committee” claiming to represent “civil society” is being run and funded by the same people who have forced the migration disaster on Europe, while refusing to listen to the genuine voices of civil society. Not surprisingly, the CSAC is composed of many of the same Soros-funded left-wing NGOs that helped put together the rent-a-mob demonstration, #DCRally4Refugees, in Washington, D.C. on August 28.
The CSAC activists, however, are not only organizing cadres to march in the streets, they’re also organizing in the suites, helping the globalists coordinate pressure from above as well as from below. This joint top-down/bottom-up tactic aims at securing a global scheme that is being called “A New Deal for Refugees, Migrants, and Societies.” Especially since the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, where the “civil society” activist lobby provided a non-stop dramatic backdrop for a sympathetic media corps, the NGO militants have become an indispensable part of every major UN event. They have their own Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) and Civil Society Steering Committee (CSC) to coordinate with the top UN officials and the corporate globalists, such as the major corporations that have signed onto the UN’s Global Compact.
Claiming to speak for humanity, these activists are given special status to advise the UN on whom it should allow to address the global assembly on these weighty matters, making sure that they are “gender balanced,” among other politically correct considerations.
According to the CSAC: “The Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA) has released the list of speakers who will represent migrants and refugees and/or civil society in the Opening Plenary and Roundtables of the 19 September Summit. UN-NGLS facilitated a Civil Society Steering Committee to review more than 400 applications for the speaking roles for the 19 September Summit to create regionally and gender balanced short-lists of candidates for the President of the UN General Assembly to consider.”
The CSAC has announced that it will be holding a “Civil Society Pre-Summit Strategy Meeting” on September 18 at the United Nations Church Center, which is directly across the street from the UN headquarters in New York City. Founded by the United Methodist Women the United Nations Church Center has been a venue for leftist and anti-American activity for more than five decades.