The Trump administration reaffirmed its commitment to putting American citizens first this weekend. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley made it clear that the United States would be deciding its own policies regarding immigration from now on.
This is the latest move by the President to undo Obama-era U.N. agreements on refugees and their ability to enter the United States.
“Our decisions on immigration policies must always be made by Americans and Americans alone,” Ambassador Haley told the assembly. “We will decide how best to control our borders and who will be allowed to enter our country.”
The New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants was adopted by the outgoing Obama administration last September. That disastrous declaration was supposed to provide “a significant opportunity to improve the governance on migration, to address the challenges associated with today’s migration, and to strengthen the contribution of migrants and migration to sustainable development.”
However, that was not the case. Enacting that declaration would mean that the United States would need to accept a certain number of refugees and migrants each year by official UN mandate.
President Trump has made it clear from the day he took the oath of office that he would not compromise the country’s sovereignty for any reason.
“We will continue to engage on a number of fronts at the United Nations,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed in a statement. “In this case, we simply cannot in good faith support a process that could undermine the sovereign right of the United States to enforce our immigration laws and secure our borders.”