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Donald Trump’s next foreign policy disaster: choosing the world’s migration chief

Ken Isaacs, Trump's nominee, is fond of anti-Muslim Tweets and thinks Austria and Switzerland should build a wall to keep out migrants. But he'll almost certainly get the job—and that's where the problem lies

By Steve Bloomfield  

Ken Isaacs, the U.S. candidate to head the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Photo: PA

The International Organisation for Migration is, as the name suggests, a global body that promotes migration. In the age of Trump, the IOM is more important than ever. Which is why it’s more than a little problematic that the likely next head of the IOM, nominated for the role by Donald Trump, has a long history of sharing anti-Islamic and anti-migrant tweets.

Ken Isaacs has suggested that Austria and Switzerland build a wall across…

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