new york - The United States no longer supports a declaration of intent from the United Nations about the refugee problem. In the international declaration of September 2016, the signatories will take better care of the flows of refugees and better protect the rights of the expelled and, where possible, promote their integration through education and work. Here, according to the document, an international treaty must be issued in 2018.
Washington wants to decide on its own who it allows and sees nothing in the statement, which was approved under President Barack Obama at the time.
The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, has announced this weekend to UN chief António Guterres that Washington is abandoning the letter of intent. According to Haley, no other country has done as much for migrants as the US and the Americans are proud of. But decisions about immigration policy must be taken by Americans alone. The international plan does not fit with that, according to Haley.