UPDATE: More information about the deliberations leading up to the decision to pull out can be found here. It is a must-read article at Breitbart by Neil Munro. The incomparable Ann Corcoran also weighed in.
The Trump administration has pulled America out of the United Nations global compact on migration citing American Sovereignty.
Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, issued the following statement:
“America is proud of our immigrant heritage and our long-standing moral leadership in providing support to migrant and refugee populations across the globe. No country has done more than the United States, and our generosity will continue. But 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 U.S. sovereignty.”
“In explaining its withdrawal Saturday, the US said the pact contains provisions that are inconsistent with the nation’s immigration policies.
While the US is proud of its leadership on migration and refugee issues, the global approach is not compatible with the nation’s sovereignty, according to Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN.
Haley said Trump made the decision, and emphasized that Americans should determine their own policies on immigration.
“Our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone,” she said. “We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country.”
The United Nations global compact on migration was adopted in September, 2016.
— UN GA President (@UN_PGA) December 3, 2017
In response to the news, Editor Trevor Loudon stated, “No nation can survive without the ability to control her own borders. This is a very positive step for America. It is great to see President Trump taking the reigns on this issue.”