American University Professor Robert Pastor

A group supporting North American integration is preparing to hold its annual “North American Model Parliament” for students from the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The North American Forum on Integration, or NAFI, is scheduled to hold “Triumvirate,” in Washington, D.C., May 20–25.

NAFI, according to the group’s website, is as a non-profit organization based in Montreal, dedicated to “address the issues raised by North American integration as well as identify new ideas and strategies to reinforce the North American region.”

The group’s support of North American integration is documented by an objective listed to “identify the elements of the North American agenda which would allow the consolidation and reinforcement of the North American region.”

Qualifying students are undergraduates or graduate students who have “an interest in North American integration” and are bilingual among English, French and Spanish.

Students will pay $845 in fees to attend if registered after Dec. 16, 2006.

Rotated each year between the three countries, NAFI bills the mock parliament as “Triumvirate – the only North American model parliament.”

The participating students get to role play as parliamentary legislators, newspaper and television journalists.

A variety of issues pertinent to the formation and operation of a North American Community are debated by the mock parliament, including expanding immigration, stimulating investment in Mexico and revising NAFTA to move in the direction of becoming a regional government.

This year’s Triumvirate themes are listed as the creations of a customs union, water management, human trafficking and telecommunications in North America.

Last year’s Triumvirate 2006 was held in the Mexican Senate.

Triumvirate 2005, the first NAFI mock North American Parliament, was held in Ottawa, Canada.

As WND reported, Raymond Chretien, the president of the Triumvirate and the former Canadian ambassador to both Mexico and the U.S., was quoted as claiming the exercise was intended to be more than academic.

“The creation of a North American parliament, such as the one being simulated by these young people, should be considered,” he told WND.

On the NAFI board of director are M. Stephen Blank, Ph.D., director of the North American Center for Transborder Studies at Arizona State University and Robert A. Pastor, Ph.D., director of the Center for North American Studies at American University.

Stephan Blank is the driving force behind the North America Works conference.

North America Works II, held in Kansas City, Mo, Dec. 1-2, 2006, was organized by the David Rockefeller-created Council of the Americas to discuss “North American Competitiveness and the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP).”

A summer institute brochure on the website of the Center for North American Studies includes a photograph of Pastor and the students posed before a lawn marker with the words “The American University” inscribed in the stone.

Above the stone marker, the students held up a printed sign that said “North,” such that the inscription read “The North American University.”

The “North” American University

As WND reported, Pastor’s 2001 book, Toward a North American Community, argued North American integration should advance through development of a “North American consciousness” by creating various institutions which include a North American Customs Union and a North American Development Fund for the economic advance of Mexico.

Pastor also was vice chairman of the May 2005 Council on Foreign Relations task force report, Building a North American Community, that presents itself as a blueprint for using bureaucratic action though trilateral “working groups” constituted within the executive branches of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada to advance the North American integration agenda.

If you’d like to sound off on this issue, please take part in the WorldNetDaily poll.

Are you a representative of the media who would like to interview the author of this story? Let us know.

Related offers:

Get Tom Tancredo’s new book, “In Mortal Danger,” from the people who published it – WND Books.

The master plan to rule the world exposed

Shocking, connect-the-dots expos? of globalist plot

Previous stories:

Bush OKs ‘integration’ with European Union

Feds threaten Texas over superhighway funds plan

Feds threaten Texas over superhighway funds plan

NAFTA Superhighway hits bump in road

Houston: The Wal-Mart of North American Union

Commerce chief pushes for ‘North American integration’

Idaho lawmakers want out of SPP

Texas Ports plan for Chinese containers

‘Don’t pave our land’ Farm Bureau pleads

Lawmaker battles Trans-Texas Corridor

House resolution opposes North American Union

U.S. parkway leased to Aussie firm

Residents of planned union to be ‘North Americanists’

Official calls super highway ‘urban legend’

10 most underreported stories of 2006


Congressman battles North Americanization

North American Union leader says merger just crisis away

Analysts: Dollar collapse would result in ‘amero’

U.S. dollar facing imminent collapse?

London stock trader urges move to ‘amero’

‘Bush doesn’t think America should be an actual place’

Mexico ambassador: We need N. American Union in 8 years

Congressman: Superhighway about North American Union

‘North American Union’ major ’08 issue?

Resolution seeks to head off union with Mexico, Canada

Documents reveal ‘shadow government’

Tancredo: Halt ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership’

North American Union threat gets attention of congressmen

Top U.S. official chaired N. American confab panel

N. American students trained for ‘merger’

North American confab ‘undermines’ democracy

Attendance list North American forum

North American Forum agenda

North American merger topic of secret confab

Feds finally release info on ‘superstate’

Senator ditches bill tied to ‘superstate’

Congressman presses on ‘superstate’ plan

Feds stonewalling on ‘super state’ plan?

Cornyn wants U.S. taxpayers to fund Mexican development

No EU in U.S.

Trans-Texas Corridor paved with campaign contributions?

U.S.-Mexico merger opposition intensifies

More evidence of Mexican trucks coming to U.S.

Docs reveal plan for Mexican trucks in U.S.

Kansas City customs port considered Mexican soil?

Tancredo confronts ‘superstate’ effort

Bush sneaking North American superstate without oversight?

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.