The Trump administration took another step toward restoring American sovereignty this week.
U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley notified Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary this weekend that the United States will no longer participate in the Global Compact on Migration. Ambassador Haley made it clear that the U.N’s Global Compact, while non-binding, violated the Trump Administration’s priorities on immigration and placed American borders at risk.
According to Haley, the move was done out of concern for national security.
“[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,” her statement read. “The global approach in the New York Declaration is simply not compatible with U.S. sovereignty.”
Some sources reported that Haley herself was in favor of remaining as a party to the Compact, but Secretary Rex Tillerson was not, and President Trump made the decision that the U.S. would no longer participate.
“America is proud of our immigrant heritage and our longstanding moral leadership in providing support to migrant and refugee populations across the globe,” Haley said.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s office released its own statement on Sunday, December 3 and took a firm stance on the departure, outlining the key reasons in detail:
“The United States has decided to end participation in the UN process to develop a Global Compact on Migration (GCM). Negotiations on the GCM will be based on the New York Declaration, a document adopted by the UN in 2016 that commits to ‘strengthening global governance’ and contains a number of policy goals that are inconsistent with U.S. law and policy”
Tillerson’s statement went on to state that the USA would continue to engage with the UN on “a number of fronts,” but could simply not support a policy and system so detrimental to United States sovereignty and security. He stressed the safety of the US populace and the need to ensure that migration is legal, safe and orderly. These announcements came just hours before the Monday morning opening of the global conference on migration in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
This is the second U.N. accord from which the Trump administration has withdrawn. The president notified the U.N. in August that the U.S. intended to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. President Trump is, however, open to re-engaging in the agreement if the United States can identify terms that are more favorable to the country, its businesses, its workers, its people and its taxpayers.
UN General Assembly president Miroslav Lajcak of Slovakia said that he regretted the administration’s decision. A statement released by his office on Sunday read, “Lajcak…stresses that migration is a global phenomenon that demands a global response and that multilateralism remains the best way to address global challenges.”
While President Trump is focused on providing safety and security for United States citizens, this new approach is startling to those in the U.N. The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants was unanimously adopted in 2016 by all 193 members of the U.N. General Assembly and firmly embraced by the globalist Obama administration. The New York Declaration pronounces itself a ‘powerful outcome document’ which ‘expresses the political will of world leaders to save lives, protect rights and share responsibility on a global scale.’
It highlights at least a dozen ‘bold commitments’ that include protecting the human rights of all refugees (including women and girls), ensuring migrant children receive an education within a few months of arrival and strongly condemning xenophobia against refugees, while strengthening the positive contributions made by migrants to the economic and social development in their host countries.
One year later, the Declaration calls on not just governments, but also the private sectors, international financial institutions, civil society, academia and faith leaders to ease pressure on countries that welcome and host refugees, help those refugees build self reliance and expand resettlement options. Germany, France and other nations who are following these directives continue to see refugee crime and even outright terrorism; victims are often natural born citizens.
By taking these preliminary steps to secure the United States, the Trump administration is seeking to put the welfare of American citizens first and prevent the issues that are plaguing more refugee friendly nations.
~ Conservative Zone