US Withdraws from UN Global Compact on Migration

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US Withdraws from UN Global Compact on Migration
American Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

The United States has informed the United Nations that it will no longer participate in the Global Compact on Migration. In 2016, the 193 members of the U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted a non-binding political declaration, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, pledging to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure…