The U.N.’s New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, which imposed guidelines for the acceptance of migrants and refugees on member nations, was (naturally) endorsed by the Obama Administration, which embraced wholeheartedly the concept of expanding world government in many areas, even those where international mandates would have profound domestic consequences.
The Trump administration has withdrawn from the accord, saying that it was not compatible with U.S. principles, interests and priorities.
The U.S. Mission announced that the Declaration “contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with U.S. immigration and refugee policies.” Added U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley:
“Our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone. We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter the country.”
Well, of course. The amazing thing is that the previous administration would surrender this control. By what warped reasoning would elected officials pledged to preserve and protect that U.S. Constitution conclude that turning over the protection of U.S. sovereignty over a crucial matter like deciding who gets the privilege of coming here should be turned over to international authorities? Whatever it was, Barack Obama had it in abundance, and no matter how it happened, American citizens should be relieved that a basic principle has been rescued from peril. This was also one more agreement having the force of a treaty that somehow the Obama administration never got ratified by Congress: another Constitutional principle saved.