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USA intensifies resistance to the UN's global compact on migration

UNITED NATIONS – The Trump administration on Friday intensified its opposition to next week's UN meeting to adopt a landmark…

The Trump administration on Friday intensified its opposition to next week’s UN meeting to adopt a landmark pact on migration, which calls it a “pro migration” document undermining sovereignty and warning to Supporters try to create new international law.

The United Nations mission to the United Nations issues the blistering three-sided “national statement” on the “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration”, formally approved at a high-level meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, 10-11 December .

The statement claims that the compact attempts to “globalize” migration control at the expense of state sovereignty “and” its immigration situation fails to acknowledge the well-behaved lawful immigration must begin and end effective national border control. “

The draft of the global compact was launched after all 1

93 UN countries including the United States under President Barack Obama adopted a declaration in 2016 saying that no country can handle international migration on its own and agreed to work on a covenant. 19659003] But the United States, under President Donald Trump, drew out a year ago claiming that many provisions in compact were “inconsistent with the US immigration and refugee policy.”

In July, 192 countries agreed on a 34-sided compact – the first global document to deal with migration – after long negotiations on the often questioned issue, with only the United Kingdom boycotts.

However, in recent months, countries such as Hungary, Austria, Israel, Poland, Switzerland, Australia and Slovakia released its support and said that they will not attend the Marrakech meeting.

Foreign Minister of Slovakia Miroslav Lajcak, The former General Assembly President as chairman of the Christmas Summit resigned from his country’s opposition to the covenant, but said Friday that he changed the support of the presidency, Prime Minister and many others.

U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Friday that 135 countries have informed U.N. that they participate in the Marrakech meeting and “we also expect more of them to register on the first day of the conference”. He also announced that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will attend.

Louise Arbor, United Nations International Migration Envoy to organize the Marrakech Summit, expressed disappointment last week that some countries renounce their support for the compact, especially because it is not legally binding and after the formal assumption “there is not a single country obliged to do anything that it does not want “.

Dujarric called it “regrettable” but stressed Friday that “this is not a closed door” and the UN hopes the countries will “come back and continue to participate in these discussions.”

“This is a non-binding covenant, “said Dujarric. “This is about helping countries to manage migration. It’s about confirming the rights of countries to of course control their own borders. It seems trojan logic to see how you can handle migration without having a global conversation.”

But the United States statement on Friday expressed concern “that compact supporters acknowledge the lack of comprehensive support for a legally binding international migration convention, try to use the compact and its results and goals as a long-term way of building customary international law or so-called soft law “Within the Migration Area.”

It said that the word “compact” has no agreement in international law, “but it implies a legal obligation.”

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