USA News reported the United States will pull out of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the end of next year.
The Trump administration cited concerns of an “anti-Israel bias” and other problems at the United Nations cultural organization. An official statement released by the State Department: “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO.”
The withdrawal is mostly symbolic as USA Today notes that the U.S. has not funded UNESCO since 2011 after it voted to include Palestine.
UNESCO has fueled anti-Jewish incitement and violence. It has denied Jewish and cultural rights in Israel. It has become absurd and a platform for political clashes and no longer does the work of its stated objectives – “for the purpose of advancing, through the educational and scientific and cultural relations of the peoples of the world, the objectives of international peace and of the common welfare of mankind f”
Lacking respect for U.S. laws.
Two young illegal immigrant “Dreamers” in the U.S. under protection of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty were caught smuggling illegal immigrants in separate incidents in Texas, authorities announced Thursday.
The arrests come at a time when Congress is debating what to do about Dreamers, and the arrests could complicate the picture painted of Dreamers as law-abiding standouts who are victims of circumstance.
Customs and Border Protection said the first smuggling attempt was broken up on Oct. 4, after Border Patrol agents stopped a car at a checkpoint on Interstate 35 and discovered two illegal immigrants from Brazil hiding in the trunk.
The driver of the car was from Guatemala, a juvenile who had been approved by the Obama administration for a DACA permit in 2016.
Three days later the same checkpoint snared another DACA recipient from Mexico smuggling an illegal immigrant from Mexico in his trunk.
Neither of the Dreamers’ names were released.
They and the illegal immigrants they were trying to smuggle are all being processed for deportation, CBP said.
To qualify for the DACA program illegal immigrants must assert they were brought to the U.S. as children and have kept a relatively clean record.
Immigrant-smuggling violates the terms of the agreement, as does gang membership or other serious crimes of violence. WashingtonTimes