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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  • Martin B

    Hallejulah!

    It’s a toss-up whether “Sovereignty” or “Israel” is the dirtiest word at the UN.

    • disqusW6sf

      Hallelujah is right!

  • Watchman

    And this is one of the reasons why Trump was elected.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    The UN can easily be resisted, if only your own leaders have the political will to do so.

    • Observer

      The UN can best be resisted by refusing to provide any funding to them.

    • Stephen Harper was a very strong supporter of Israel. In fact during the Obama years I think it would be safe to say that Canada was Israel’s best friend in the world. That’s probably why Harper became such a target, and earned the defamatory “Hitler” moniker — because he supported Israel. Canadian politicians on the Left actively worked to keep Canada from getting a seat on the Security Council simply because Harper was PM and he was pro-Israel. But those days are gone — probably forever.

  • barryjr

    Don’t worry Shithead Happysocks will take them in.

  • Dana Garcia

    Migration is inconsistent with sovereignty — amen to that.

  • Liberal Progressive

    But shouldn’t the United Nations rule over the World?

  • lgeubank

    “You’re not the boss of me, U.N.”

    P.S. Did you see the headline on the RT.com story? “US pulls out of UN pledge to protect migrants…” What a putrid, mealy-mouthed, suck-up statement of the situation!