United States Ends Participation in Global Compact on Migration

Trump Boycotts UN Migration Talks

Trump Boycotts UN Migration Talks

The United States has quit negotiations on a voluntary pact to deal with migration because the global approach to the issue is "simply not compatible with USA sovereignty", the U.S. ambassador to the UN says.

In 2016, the 193 members of the United Nations general assembly unanimously adopted a non-binding political declaration, the NY declaration for refugees and migrants, pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure they had access to education and jobs.

The United States has now announced the separation from the United Nations (UN) Global Refugee Agreement.

The United States supports global cooperation on migration issues, but it is the primary responsibility of sovereign states to help ensure that migration is safe, orderly, and legal.

"We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country", she said.

The US has been a part of the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants since it was formed a year ago. But our decisions on immigrant policies should be done only by the Americans. "The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with USA sovereignty".

"The New York Declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with US immigration and refugee policies and the Trump administration's immigration principles", a statement from the USA mission said.

The United States will not join the worldwide Treaty on migration, which must be adopted in 2018, said in an American mission to the UN.

He added that the United States "has the experience and expertise to help ensure that this process leads to a successful outcome".

As far as United States internal matters, the U.S. president has taken a much more hardline stance on illegal immigration, scrapping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in September and giving Congress six months to pass a law regulating the status of some 700,000 immigrants who came into the USA illegally as minors.

Trump has been under fire by many rights groups for his policies towards refugees since taking office.

"The president risks isolating the US for the sake of his own fans - and his own ego", the op-ed said.

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