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In rebuke, International Organization of Migration rejects Trump nominee

Ken Isaacs
Ken Isaacs, the U.S. candidate to head the International Organization for Migration, during a press briefing at the UN headquarters in New York City on May 4, 2018. Photo: EuropaNewswire/Gado via Getty Images

Member states of the International Organization of Migration rejected Ken Isaacs, the U.S. pick to lead the organization — a break with precedent that marks a striking rebuke of the Trump administration.

Why it matters: The move constitutes a pointed blow — delivered not without risk. The U.S. contributes roughly a third of the organization’s $1 billion operating budget and some fear that President Trump could retaliate by slashing funding.