US pulls out of UN’s Global Compact on Migration

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In September 2016 the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a non-binding political declaration pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure access to education and jobs (AFP Photo/Taha JAWASHI)

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – The administration of President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it “inconsistent” with its policies, the US mission to the global body announced Saturday.

“Today, the US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN Secretary-General that the United States is ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration,” the Americans said in a statement.

In September 2016, the 193 members of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a non-binding political declaration, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure they have access to education and jobs.

“The New York Declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with US immigration and refugee policies and the Trump Administration’s immigration principles. As a result, President Trump determined that the United States would end its participation in the Compact process that aims to reach international consensus at the UN in 2018,” the US statement said.

US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the country would continue its “generosity” in supporting migrants and refugees around the world, but that “our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone.”

“We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country. The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with US sovereignty.”

Under Trump and his “America First” policies, the United States has withdrawn from several global commitments made under the administration of president Barack Obama, including the Paris climate deal.

More recently, American pulled out of the Paris-based culture and education body, UNESCO, accusing it of “anti-Israel bias.”

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7 Responses to US pulls out of UN’s Global Compact on Migration

  1. Hardnox says:

    Good… about friggin time. The UN is irrelevant to US domestic policy.

  2. clyde says:

    Two victories freeing us from the idiocy of the U-frigging-N. Time to get us out of it altogether.

  3. Uriel says:

    good news Hadenough! Nope I don’t get tired of hearing American sovereignty and national security first. Especially when the UN is trying to rule our people as a world government. There are several other programs we also need to drop out of as well.

  4. SafeSpace says:

    I can hardly wait to hear the leftist touchy-feelies whine and screech about this move. Bwahahaha!!

  5. Terry says:

    This is deplorable news. And I am a proud deplorable !

  6. whitetop says:

    What a concept; Americans making policy for American immigration. To me it is a matter of limiting the immigrants that are allowed into our country and keeping all others out. We need to divorce our nation from all things UN.
    Billions of US tax dollars have gone to third world nations with the money going into the pockets of the dictators and never going to the people intended to help. The past couple of decades we continue to feed the dictators but then expect the tax payers to pony up more money to give illegal aliens free education, health care, etc.

  7. Popular Front says:

    Our former Australian Prime Minister John Howard once stated “WE will decide who comes to this country and the manner by which they come” referring to country-shopping so-called ‘refugees’ and at the same time delivering a mighty ‘Up Yours’ to the interfering UN. Boy oh boy did the lefty media wet their panties over that, while Australia’s population, tiring of paying out billions to look after these deadbeats, warmly applauded.

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