US to leave Global Compact on Migration

The United States recently informed the United Nations that it will leave the Global Compact on Migration. The 193 members of the U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted the non-binding declaration last year. The compact, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, works to ensure education and job opportunities to migrants, protect their rights, and assist them with resettlement.

American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated the United States is leaving the agreement because it undermines “the sovereign right of the United States to enforce our immigration laws and secure our borders.”

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