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U.S. ends participation in Global Compact on Migration

  1. Date Announced

    Dec. 2, 2017

    The Trump Administration ends participation in United Nations Global Compact on Migration, an agreement that would improve the handling of migrant and refugee flows across the globe. Administration officials argue that the Compact threatened the sovereignty of the United States by undermining our ability to control who crosses our border. [ID# 26]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Dec. 3, 2017
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Program Termination
Subject Matter: Refugees Immigrant Visas

Prior Policies


NYT: U.S. Quits Migration Pact, Saying It Infringes on Sovereignty

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