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The Nonbinding Migration Pact That Was Too Much for Trump (Slate)

December 7, 2018
From the article:
The objections to the pact are probably less about any of its specific clauses than about a generalized hostility toward the idea of taking in new migrants. “Stephen Miller pulled the United States out of the compact before there was even a draft text,” says Michael Clemens, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development who studies migration. “The fact that the word migration is in the title was sufficient for him to consider this a violation of U.S. sovereignty.” He notes that the countries that have pulled out of the compact “offer nothing in counterpoint.”
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