US quits UN global migration pact

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Added On December 4, 2017

The United States has withdrawn from a UN declaration that seeks to create an international framework for dealing with migrants.
 
Washington said the process could undermine its sovereign right.
 
World News has the details.
 
U.S. State Secretary Rex Tillerson said on Sunday that Washington has decided to end its participation in the UN process to develop a Global Compact on Migration, or GCM.
 
He added the U.S. cannot support a process that could undermine the sovereign right of Washington to enforce immigration laws and secure borders.
 
The U.S. participation in the process started last year following the Obama Administration's decision to join the UN's New York Declaration on Migration. 
 
In a statement, Tillerson called the declaration containing "a number of policy goals that are inconsistent with U.S. law and policy." 
 
UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak on Sunday expressed regret over the U.S. decision.
 
Lajcak said no country can handle international migration alone.
 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also has been informed of the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to end participation in the process that would achieve the first intergovernmentally negotiated agreement on international migration by 2018.