The UN Migrant Compact: A glimpse into the future

New Zealand has signed the UN Migrant Compact, and we now await the move at the UN to make it binding. As Angela Merkel has already pointed out, all it will take for the compact to become binding is for a vote to be taken at the UN and for two-thirds of member states to agree. Once that happens, the compact will be binding, not only on member states that signed up for it but on ALL MEMBER STATES.

In some ways, I can’t wait for this to happen, because it will be interesting to see how President Trump reacts to that. Let’s just say, he won’t take it lying down.

So as we went into our Christmas break, it is always worth remembering that people traffickers never sleep, and the best time for them to act is when the rest of the world is not looking… like at Christmas. Here, from?Euronews?is a glimpse of what the future may look like. quote.

Britain’s border authorities intercepted a number of small boats containing a total of 40 migrants who attempted to cross the English Channel overnight and in the morning of December 25. A further three men were detained in the early hours of December 26, the UK Home Office confirmed to Euronews.

The ministerial department said it deployed resources to “deal with these incidents” and added that evidence suggested organised criminal gang activity was behind the migration attempts. ?We are working closely with the French and law enforcement partners to target these gangs, who exploit vulnerable people and put lives at risk,” a Home Office spokesperson said.

In the early hours of Wednesday, December 26 “Border Force was made aware that three adult male migrants on board a small boat, who presented themselves as Iranian, had been rescued by the French authorities near Dover,” the department said. Before this, the Home office confirmed 40 migrants crossed the Channel on December 25 and were in the UK. There were a total of five incidents overnight, it added. end quote.

Deck the halls… quote.

Migrants included two children and people who claimed to be Iraqi, Iranian and Afghan nationals.

In one incident, off the coast of Deal, Kent ? authorities intercepted a dinghy with 13 on board.

Another group of eight migrants arrived in Folkestone and a Border Force cutter was deployed to assist a further dinghy in the Channel with eight people on board.

The Home Office said its authorities also assisted French maritime officials in an incident off the coast of France involving a vessel which turned back after an engine failure, with nine people on board.

The Border Force was made aware of a final incident at 9.20 am on Tuesday, a small boat with two onboard travelling towards the UK. end quote.

It is easy to be complacent about this. The English Channel is a narrow piece of sea, and small boats can quite possibly make it across safely, if the weather is clement. The Tasman Sea, of course, is another story all together, and small boats would never make it from Australia to New Zealand.

But what if they did? Or what if larger boats start arriving, now that New Zealand has signed the UN Migrant Compact, but Australia has not?

Whether the compact ever becomes binding or not, the fact that we have signed it means that we are at least morally bound by it. This means that, if boatloads of illegal immigrants start turning up on our shores, we are not allowed to discriminate against them in any way. We must bring them in and give them the same rights as all New Zealand citizens.

That is what our government has signed us up to.

The people smugglers will be organising finance right now to get hold of bigger boats. I’m not even sure that people trafficking will be illegal any more, as the travelling migrants have rights in any country they choose. Open trafficking of people will become the norm.

All the rules around refugee status will change as well. There is no such thing as a refugee any more. There are simply migrants,who have decided to come and live in your country and you will not be able to do a single thing about it. They just have to find a way to get here and I’m sure there are lots of organisations that can help with that.

Don’t forget the charities in Europe that deliberately sailed up and down the African coast of the Mediterranean, looking to pick up migrants and take them to Europe. The migrants didn’t even need to be in boats. They just hitched a ride on a charity boat and bang! They became Europe’s problem. The Italians eventually stopped this practice by turning away the boats, but their success may be short lived.

This is the world we are staring in the face at the start of 2019. Our geography may yet save us in a way that our government has not. The real surprise is that this man was the one to sign the compact after making this statement, only a few years ago.

Unless we elect a government committed to overturning this stupidity, and a government prepared to pull New Zealand out of the UN if necessary, prepare yourselves for a future where you go to work to pay for thousands of people to arrive on our shores and simply take everything there is on offer. All your rights and privileges as a citizen of this country will be gone. We will be invaded and our own government threw open the doors. And do you know the worst thing about all this? They weren’t even elected to do it..

Happy New Year.