In an announcement from the U.S. mission to the United Nations, it appears the Trump Administration plans to pull the U.S. out of a UN pact on the handling of migrant and refugee situations due to inconsistencies with the president’s America First policies. If so, this is huge, as it would be the second U.N. accord from which the administration has withdrawn since taking office.
According to a report from AFP, U.S. officials said, “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.”
Per the report, the U.S. withdrawal from the pact is scheduled for the end of 2018.
“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 (Donald) 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 read.
“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,” Ambassador Nikki Haley stated. “The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with US sovereignty.”