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Trump Administration Announces Decision To Pull Out Of U.N.’s Global Compact On Migration

The Guardian: Donald Trump pulls U.S. out of U.N. global compact on migration
“The Trump administration has pulled out of the United Nations’ ambitious plans to create a more humane global strategy on migration, saying involvement in the process interferes with American sovereignty, and runs counter to U.S. immigration policies…” (Wintour, 12/3).

New York Times: U.S. Quits Migration Pact, Saying It Infringes on Sovereignty
“…The administration’s decision to renounce the talks on the agreement, the Global Compact on Migration, was announced in a statement Saturday night by the United States Mission to the United Nations, surprising migrant-rights advocates who called it shortsighted and counterproductive. Many said the decision appeared to reinforce what they called an atmosphere of renewed American isolationism and exceptionalism at the United Nations in the first year of the Trump White House…” (Gladstone, 12/3).

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