US quits UN global compact for migration as ‘inconsistent’ with sovereignty

The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has announced Washington’s withdrawal from the process to create a global compact aimed at facilitating international migration, as it goes against the American idea of sovereignty.

In a statement Saturday, Haley said that then-President Obama’s decision to commit the US to the process by signing the non-binding New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants in September 2016 had come at the expense of America’s interest.

“The New York Declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with US immigration and refugee polices and the Trump Administration’s immigration principles,” she said in a written statement tweeted by the US mission to the UN.

“The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with the US sovereignty,” the statement concluded.

h/t RM

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